Maurizio Sarri Insists He Wants Misfiring Veteran Striker at Chelsea Next Season

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The deal is complicated by the fact that Chelsea were recently hit by a transfer ban, with an appeal pending.

Hazard has been in top form this season and has scored 14 goals and made 12 assists in 31 Premier League games for the Blues.

Chelsea welcome West Ham United in the Premier League on Monday and the Blues will need to win this game if they wish to keep pace with the likes of Arsenal and Spurs.

"Yes of course [I want to keep him], but it depends on the club, it depends on Juventus", said Sarri.

Maurizio Sarri has insisted he wants Gonzalo Higuain to stay at Chelsea despite the striker's struggle to make an impact in the Premier League.

Higuain is running out of time to convince Chelsea to extend his loan for another season or sign him permanently, but Sarri is adamant that the Argentine will have a big role to play in the final stretch of the season.

He scored 11 league goals during his first year at Anfield to make a moderate start, before going on to become a key player for them.

"It was a problem for Suarez in the first season at Liverpool, in the second season he scored 24 goals".

"I think we have to fight until the last minute of the last match, but without looking at the other results".

And Sarri still believes that move should go ahead despite Higuain scoring just three times since arriving at Stamford Bridge.

"We are lucky because we have Giroud and he is in a very good mental and physical condition", he added. "The situation is not clear at the moment".

Asked if Chelsea must win all their remaining matches to make the top four, Sarri replied: "No, because I think the last part of the season will be really very hard for every team".

"We have only to play every match for winning".

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