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Chelsea boss Sarri tells Real Madrid to forget 'captain' Hazard

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri says Real Madrid will find it "impossible" to sign Eden Hazard.

While the English transfer window closed on Thursday, sides in La Liga, as well as other European leagues, can still make a bid for Premier League stars.

Hazard has been a target for Real Madrid all summer, although Chelsea have consistently stated the Belgium international is not for sale.

Sarri said: "I think it's impossible. It's impossible because, here, the market is closed. We cannot change important players now, so I think it's impossible.

"Hazard is with us. I think, definitely. Not a problem. I have spoken with him three or four times for everything. He never said something about the market, so I think he's very happy to stay here."

Sarri added: "I don't want to discuss about contracts, its not my job. My job is on the pitch. My job is to win matches, not contracts. But I have seen a player who is very happy to stay here."

The former Napoli coach has revealed that Hazard is in contention to be captain, although Cesar Azpilicueta will wear the armband tomorrow.

He explained: "For tomorrow, I think Azpilicueta. But it's not the final decision. I want to know well the players. I want to know well the man. Then, when my idea is clear, I will make a decision. The final one."

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