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Sarri was appointed as the latest man to take the managerial hotseat at Chelsea, replacing fellow Italian Antonio Conte, who was finally sacked last month after several months of speculation.

Callum Hudson-Odoi has urged Maurizio Sarri to keep him in Chelsea's starting line-up ahead of the new season.

But when the likes of Eden Hazard return after World Cup duty in the next few days, his chances of first-team action could be limited.

The Brazilian could be on his way out of Stamford Bridge after being linked with Real Madrid and Manchester United.

However, RMC says Sarri has spoken to Batshuayi and told him he wants the centre-forward to stay. "I am not happy about this situation but before I answer, I would like to speak to him", said Sarri.

Following Chelsea's pre-season clash with Arsenal on Wednesday evening, Sarri admitted his frustration with the situation.

'It always boosts my confidence playing three games in a row, as well as starting, because it just gives me more of a lift every time I play.

Things have changed, though, and Premier League clubs are constantly facing off overseas before the campaign kicks off.

It's very important. They were champions last season and played well.

This tension between the manager and the player could see him leave the club, with Jose Mourinho keen on adding him to his squad.

Willian also now faces a delayed re-integration back into the side, who face Manchester City in the Community Shield on Sunday.