"He's a player that we all love to play with, especially me".
"I would like to look at them in the eye and see what is best".
But Chelsea's interest would certainly make him reassess his options with Real have made Courtois their primary goalkeeping target this summer transfer window.
Sarri hopes to not just keep Hazard, but also to help the Belgian reach even higher as a player.
The 31-year-old shared a video that showed the club lifting the three Champions League trophies followed by a display of all of the trophies he has won since joining from Levante in 2014. For us, he's our most important player.
Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has admitted that he speaks to his teammate Eden Hazard much often in order to convince him to stay put at the club.
"I think that I am one of few managers who is bored by transfer market". But given that the Frenchman wants to start a new chapter in his career, if Barcelona aren't interested there are more than a few Premier League and even Bundesliga sides who want Ousmane Dembele in their team-sheets.
"For the type of player like myself, we can take a lot of advantage".
Sarri is content to focus on the pitch more, and the transfer market less.
The Tuscany native is known for his tactical nous and a style of play that requires players of high levels in terms of technical quality.
"For me it is an awesome thing", Zola told Chelsea's website.
"I must adapt to Chelsea, I must adapt to the available players".
Conte will be a hard act to follow after winning in the Premier League in his debut campaign, and then lifting the FA Cup in his second season.
With Willian due to turn 30 in the coming weeks, Chelsea are reportedly ready to sell the player, providing their asking price is met by the La Liga champions.
He said his primary aim was to enjoy the role without fear of the sack.