Willian would be ‘very sad’ if Eden Hazard leaves Chelsea

Chelsea winger Willian would be “very sad” if team-mate and Real Madrid target Eden Hazard indeed leaves.

After over a year of speculation, Chelsea star Hazard is understood to be close to sealing a dream move to Real in the summer.

French newspaper L’Equipe recently claimed that a €112m deal is on the verge of being completed. Should things go to plan, it will reunite Hazard with his Belgium team-mate and former Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois in Spain.

The 28-year-old winger has already confirmed he’s decided his future and informed Chelsea of his decision. However, it’s not been made public yet.

Blues boss Maurizio Sarri even refused to give anything away on Wednesday and instead stated he doesn’t know.

Therefore, Chelsea’s Europa League final against Arsenal next Wednesday in Baku could potentially be Hazard’s final game in a Blues jersey.

Asked if it would be good to see Hazard leave with a trophy, Willian told Sky Sports: “It’s difficult to say [anything] about this situation because we do not know what is going to happen.

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“What I can say is if he goes, I am going to be very sad.”

Thanks to a third-place finish in the Premier League, Chelsea will return to Champions League football next season regardless of the outcome of their Europa League final.

On the other hand, Arsenal must win if they are to end their two-season absence from Europe’s premier club competition after ending up fifth in the Premier League.

“It’s a trophy, it’s big for them because it means they’d go into the Champions League. It’s a trophy, it’s a derby obviously so we’re looking forward to it,” said Cesar Azpilicueta.

“It means a lot [to lift the trophy as captain]. I’m hungry for success, to win the Europa League.

“The Europa League was my first trophy with Chelsea in Amsterdam [in 2013] and this one would mean a lot. Hopefully, we can win it.”

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