Published: Fri, August 03, 2018
Sports | By Juana Wells

Sarri unhappy with Willian's absence

Sarri unhappy with Willian's absence

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has admitted that he is concerned by Willian's absence form pre-season training.

Aside from Willian, English midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek has also returned early from his World Cup holiday but there are no signs of Belgian trio Eden Hazard, Michy Batshuayi and Thibaut Courtois cutting short their vacation. During the post-match news conference following Chelsea's penalty shootout defeat at the hands of London rivals Arsenal, Sarri expressed his dissatisfaction over the situation explicitly but insists he would have a word with Willian regarding the matter.

"I want to speak to him before I answer these questions", Sarri said.

He said: "I don't know if he is not confident".

Alderweireld and Rose have always been linked with a move to Manchester United, with the former seeming like a flawless fit for Jose Mourinho's need for a center back as the pursuit of Leicester and England star Harry Maguire seems to have run its course with the Foxes wanting over $100 million for the defender.

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Anxious about their options, Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has told Batshuayi that he can not leave until a new hitman is brought in, according to Belgian daily Het Nieuwsblad.

'Today, obviously I think I did well, ' Hudson-Odoi told Chelsea TV. "There is no news".

The 17-year-old has been one of Chelsea's standout performers during their pre-season tour and fans are urging Sarri to give the forward an extended run in the first team.

Hudson-Odoi only signed his first professional contact last year but already there is talk of an improved five-year deal.

Hudson-Odoi impressed against Arsenal in Dublin. "We have to wait. In the future he will be a very, very strong player".

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