Gianfranco Zola returns to Chelsea as Maurizio Sarri's assistant

Maurizio Sarri takes over from fellow Italian Antonio Conte at Chelsea

Maurizio Sarri takes over from fellow Italian Antonio Conte at Chelsea

Real Madrid are reportedly willing to include Marco Asensio in a deal to land Eden Hazard from Chelsea this summer. There is also speculation doing rounds that Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois is also in Los Blancos' crosshair as they look to bolster their goalkeeping department which is now headed by Keylor Navas.

A recent report revealed that Chelsea is keen on keeping Hazard, though his domestic and global teammate and goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois could be on his way to Madrid after Los Blancos lost out on Alisson.

The 52-year-old, who has had management experience in England with West Ham, Watford and Birmingham, said: "I am very much looking forward to the challenge in general".

He added three tallies in UEFA Europa League play before making six appearances during France's 2018 run to the World Cup title.

He has been linked with a move to European champion Real Madrid, which recently sold Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus.

Gianfranco Zola returns to Chelsea as Maurizio Sarri's assistant
Gianfranco Zola returns to Chelsea as Maurizio Sarri's assistant

During the World Cup in Russia, Hazard revealed he was considering leaving the club he had joined from Lille in 2012 but Fabregas has begged him not to go.

Real Madrid are to meet the agents of Eden Hazard and the player's father on Saturday as they formulate an offer to put to Chelsea. There shouldn't be a problem in adapting to the new style, but there is no guarantee if the tactics would turn out beneficial for both the player and the club.

"This is a great team that is going to be reinforced with great players", he said, via Sport.

And as Lucas Perez, Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang found the scoresheet against the League Two outfit on Wednesday, Cech's stature was the main talking point on social media. And Real are keeping tabs on the former Barca player.

Last summer, he decided he'd had enough of warming the bench in Turin and sealed a move to Valencia.




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