Maurizio Sarri says it is “impossible” for Eden Hazard to leave Chelsea even though the transfer market remains open across Europe.
Hazard has been heavily linked with Real Madrid after performing superbly for Belgium at the World Cup, Los Blancos having already raided Stamford Bridge for goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.
The Premier League transfer window closed on Thursday with Chelsea having kept hold of their star forward, however other clubs in Europe are still able to buy players.
Sarri insists that will not happen given Chelsea would have no opportunity to replace the 27-year-old.
“Hazard is with us, I have spoken with him three or four times and he never said anything about the market, he is very happy to stay here,” the Italian told a media conference on Friday.
“It [Hazard’s departure] is impossible, here the market is closed so we cannot change important players now, so it’s impossible.”