£100m too cheap, but hard to keep hold of Hazard, admits Sarri

Chelsea coach Maurizio Sarri says the reported £100 million transfer move for Eden Hazard is “too cheap” but admits it will be hard to keep the Belgian forward at the club.

Hazard has been linked with Real Madrid, and the English side may be forced to cash in after the player refused to extend his deal which expires next year.

“It (£100m) is too cheap in this market! We have seen in the last few windows every price I think,” Sarri said after the 2-0 victory over West Ham on Monday in which Hazard scored both goals.

“I cannot do anything [to keep him], because the club agrees with me, but if Eden wants to make another experience, it is very difficult to keep him, I think.”

Hazard, who has now scored 19 goals in all competitions this season, scored a goal-of-the-season contender to open the scoring, picking the ball up from deep before taking on three West Ham players and finishing superbly.