With only five days until the transfer market closes for Premier League clubs, the Chelsea manager hopes to convince Thibaut Courtois and Eden Hazard to do the same. It speaks volumes of the 26-year-old's regard for Sarri that he declined the opportunity to work with Pep Guardiola, a man with some track record for developing creative midfielders.
"I'd like for my players to have the personality where they are able to think in their mind that we are at the same level".
"I spoke yesterday with him about him being late, not his future", Sarri told a news conference on Friday. And, it was very hard, very difficult. It is peculiar, though, that City have been turned down by their primary targets in two consecutive transfer windows.More news: Delhi Police cautions people against taking part in 'Kiki' dance challenge
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Brazil worldwide Willian has yet to return to pre-season training with the Blues. Sarri insisted last week that there was "no problem" between Willian and the club, but he remains on the wanted list of Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho, according to reports.
That has sparked suggestions Chelsea may keep Courtois for the final year of his contract against his will, but Sarri has hinted he would rather allow the Belgian to leave.
Maurizio Sarri, though, has come out to give yet another update to the situation, as Real Madrid are regularly linked to the Belgium worldwide. "We never know, but I have been always clear about my wish of staying here. And so I hope to see from my team another step".
Paolo Bertelli worked for two years as a fitness coach under Conte and he has chose to stay at Chelsea.