CHELSEA boss Maurizio Sarri has given an update on the future of Eden Hazard.
The Belgian winger has been constantly linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge this summer with Real Madrid reportedly interested.
Talks have quietened down in recent days as Madrid focus on getting Thibaut Courtois, Chelsea’s goalkeeper, through the doors.
Los Blancos have the upper hand when it comes to transfers with the Premier League transfer window closing on Thursday (5pm), while Spanish clubs have until August 31.
That means Hazard could leave anytime between now and the end of the month, while Chelsea would have less than two days to find a replacement.
But Sarri is confident of keeping hold of the 27-year-old.
“We have spoken two or three times in the last two days,” Sarri said.
“Hazard’s problem is not present now.”
Hazard came on as Chelsea drew 0-0 with Lyon in the International Champions Cup last night before the Blues won 5-4 on penalties.
Cesc Fabregas was an unused sub at Stamford Bridge but the Spaniard has pleaded with Hazard to stay.
“I won’t lie, I speak to him often,” Fabregas recently said.
“He is the best player at the club and we need Chelsea to keep the best players.
“He knows the fans love him and a player we love to play with. For sure, we want him to stay.”
Chelsea are reportedly lining up Nabil Fekir with the attacking midfielder also having been linked to Liverpool.
The 24-year-old underwent a medical with the Reds and was even snapped wearing their shirt in an interview with their in-house television channel in June.
Liverpool reportedly remain locked in negotiations with the Lyon star but claims in Italy suggest Chelsea are in pole position.