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Maurizio Sarri Lays Down Law At Chelsea

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri will tell Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois they are going nowhere in crunch talks with the Belgians on Saturday.

Courtois has been the subject of a £35million bid from Real Madrid but Chelsea do not want to sell at that price.

Hazard is also a Real target but Chelsea do not want to let their star player leave ahead of Sarri’s first season in the Premier League.

Both are expected to report to Chelsea’s Cobham training ground on Friday after helping Belgium finish third in the Russia World Cup.

Sarri has insisted since arriving at Chelsea that he would only speak to the duo face-to-face and the Italian wants to clear the air before Sunday’s Community Shield. Neither will be involved against Manchester City at Wembley.

Courtois is entering the final year of his contract and has made it clear that he will not sign a new one with the Blues. That leaves Chelsea in an uncomfortable position of losing one of the best goalkeepers in the world for nothing next summer.

There have been reports that Chelsea will be willing to let Courtois go to Real Madrid if they can sign a replacement before the transfer window closes in a week, but finding a replacement has proven to be difficult,

Madrid are reported to have offered Chelsea £100m in a joint bid for Courtois and winger Willian.

Hazard has two years left on his £220,000-a-week contract. The offer of an improved £300,000-a-week deal has long been on the table.