However, after Chelsea finished their Premier League campaign on Sunday, Hazard stated that his decision on his future has been made.
Hazard's contract at Chelsea expires next summer, meaning the upcoming transfer window offers the club their greatest opportunity to get a substantial fee for the player, who ended the Premier League season with the most assists (15).
The report states that the deal was agreed to weeks ago and has been finalized, and the Spanish club has come to an agreement on personal terms with the player and his representatives.
"When I am on the pitch I just try to do the best".
If we want to compete with them next season, we need to do it better.
When asked if he had wanted his future resolved earlier, the Belgian global said: "I wanted that but that's not happened".
"When you are on the pitch, you try to be focused on the pitch with the ball".
That suggests Sarri has already made peace with what seemed inevitable, especially after Hazard's recent comments in relation to the increasing speculation. It's that simple. We need to win games in football.
Sarri also cast doubt over his own position and could not say for sure if he will be at Stamford Bridge for a second season. "No, I don't think so".
The Champions League-winning manager told Sky Sports that he doesn't think the London club will make the transfer as smooth as was anticipated.
"I hope he will stay".