Transfer: Hazard in face-to-face showdown talks with Sarri over Real Madrid move

Transfer: Hazard in face-to-face showdown talks with Sarri over Real Madrid move

Will Sarri's smooth start continue? .

The former Wigan Athletic ace who converted a penalty for the Super Eagles at the World cup in Russian Federation is being tipped to lift the Blues even as new coach Maurizio Sarri is hoping to win a title even before his first season at the Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea have lost each of their last two games against City.

N.B Chelsea play their third and final International Champions Cup game on Tuesday against Lyon at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri has not held discussions with Eden Hazard over the star forward's future and insists there is "no problem" with the Belgium worldwide.

The Community Shield season opener is just around the corner and Chelsea will be keen to take their chance on securing an early trophy under new manager Maurizio Sarri. "He's one of the absolute best".

"We were close but, in the end, Jorginho chose to stay with (former Napoli boss) Maurizio", Guardiola said. "The football played by Napoli has been out of this world".

"Being here I feel we are going to improve a lot [because of] his ideas in England".

Manchester City under Pep Guardiola has already established themselves as a force to reckon with not only in the Premier League but in Europe as well. Riyad Mahrez is their first and probably last transfer in and no big names are likely to leave.

Sarri and Guardiola spoke of their mutual respect for each other when City faced Napoli in the Champions League last season, and met for dinner with ex-AC Milan and Italy boss Arrigo Sacchi.

Saturday will mark the tenth anniversary of Sheikh Mansour's purchase of the club and what a transformation he's made. Maybe it was a little bit late to announce that [he didn't want to join City] but if you decide you don't come, don't come. There'll be times to back City with confidence going forward this season but this doesn't look like one of them.

Maurizio Sarri has indicated towards picking a similar starting lineup as he did against Arsenal as Chelsea prepare to face Manchester City on Sunday.

"We asked for a work permit because we believe he can play with us, otherwise we would not ask them".

Jesus is one of a number of players back in the City reckoning after the World Cup, with Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling the only squad members yet to return to the fold.