Sarri optimistic Hazard will sign new Chelsea deal

Sarri optimistic Hazard will sign new Chelsea deal

Sarri optimistic Hazard will sign new Chelsea deal

The France global has committed to the Blues for the next five years, having been a revelation at Stamford Bridge since his move to the club from Leicester City in 2016. "It has been two handsome years and I wish for more to come", he said.

Chelsea's N'Golo Kante's signed a whopping new five-year deal worth £290,000-a-week on Friday to become the top earner at Stamford Bridge, although he faces a huge tax bill. I like the city, I like the club and I am happy to be here for more time.' Chelsea beat PSG to sign Kante from newly-crowned champions Leicester for £32million in the summer of 2016.

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri was pleased that the club had tied down the influential Kante to a new long term deal.

Speaking in September, he said joining Madrid remained his "dream" but he was still open to talks about a new Chelsea contract. But we decide to give him this continuity, which I think it is clear that it has improved him by his physical qualities. "He's important defensively, but he can score more and he can improve in the final 25 metres of the pitch", Sarri told a news conference.

Kante joins Pedro Rodriguez and Marcos Alonso in signing contract extensions at Chelsea but decisions remain to be made about David Luiz, Cesc Fabregas, Olivier Giroud and club captain Gary Cahill, all of whom are set to be free agents at the end of the season.

It has been a woeful start to the campaign for Manchester United, who after just 12 Premier League games, are already 12 points behind Manchester City in eighth place in the table.

'Victor in the building up is better than Chris, so we found this balance and I again repeat they are not flawless, nobody is ideal but that couple is performing quite well.

Jose Mourinho has warned Eric Bailly that he could struggle to get back into the Manchester United team having axed him over concerns about his fitness.

United face Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on Saturday with Mourinho having an nearly full-strength squad to pick from. "We have to make sure we don't lose the ball in our half; they are risky in those situations".

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