Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte, has claimed he is powerless to stop Chelsea from selling Eden Hazard.
The Blues boss heads into Sunday’s Community Shield game against Arsenal, amid growing speculation over the future of the Belgium star.
Hazard will miss the game through injury, but he has long been on the radar of Real Madrid. And with Barcelona expected to make a big signing following the £199m sale of Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain this week, the former Footballer of the Year is again the centre of attention.
And Conte said it will be out of his hands if the club decides to cash in.
“I expect Eden to play with Chelsea. But I wouldn’t know a value.
“At the moment, we are trying to improve our squad. It’s not the right moment to lose a player – any players.
“I have great consideration for this player. He is a top player. But I’m the coach. I can give my opinion but the final decision is with the club,” the Italian said.