Scotland Premiership

Sarri wants to meet Hazard over Chelsea future; Zola returns

LONDON (AP) Chelsea coach Maurizio Sarri called Eden Hazard one of the top two or three players in Europe on Wednesday, and said he wants to meet the Belgium forward face-to-face to discuss his future.

Chelsea, the 2017 Premier League champion, later announced that Gianfranco Zola has returned to the club as an assistant to Sarri. Former Italy international Zola made more than 300 appearances and scored 80 goals for the Blues between 1996 and 2003.

Sarri and Zola face the immediate task of keeping Hazard at Stamford Bridge.

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