Sarri wants only "motivated players" as transfer deadline approaches

Dean Simpson
August 7, 2018

His agent is quoted as saying the 26-year-old wants to move to Real Madrid, with new Blues boss Sarri set to hold face-to-face talks with the shot-stopper.

Thibaut Courtois' future at Chelsea has been one of the big talking points of the summer, with the Belgium worldwide having been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid.

British media reports said Brazil global Willian had become a target for Barcelona and Manchester United following the breakdown of his relationship with former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte towards the end of last season.

Recall that Sarri's Chelsea FC side were beaten 2-0 in the Community Shield by Premier League champions Manchester City on Sunday afternoon at the Wembley stadium as they struggled against Pep Guardiola's side.

"The only cub who made an offer for me was Barcelona", revealed the player.

Despite that, Barkley is confident that Sarri can make his mark in the Premier League, but says his new manager needs time.

Thibaut Courtois did not report to Cobham for Chelsea training on Monday as he attempts to force through a move to Real Madrid, sources have confirmed to ESPN FC.

Real Madrid have been monitoring Hazard for some time now and Chelsea would not like this to move forward any further.

Manchester City's pursuit of Jorginho faltered because Chelsea had a more pressing need for the Italy midfielder. "They know Chelsea a lot, so they know what they've had here, the fun they've had here".

Eden Hazard and N'Golo Kante also missed Sunday's game after their World Cup efforts, with Willian coming on only as a substitute.

However, the Nigerian worldwide is not sure of pinning down a shirt under Sarri, who favours a different tactical system.

"I've always made it very clear that I've always been very happy playing for Chelsea".

And Willian, who has been with Chelsea since 2013, has now committed his future to the west London club.

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