Date: 17th July 2018 at 10:00pm
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New Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has plenty of work to do following his appointment at Stamford Bridge, as he inherits a side that is under significant pressure.

The Blues are without Champions League football in 2018-19 following a fifth-placed finish in the Premier League last term and have since seen a number of their key players linked with an exit.

Belgium duo Thibaut Courtois and Eden Hazard are both courting the attention of Real Madrid, while Willian has been eyed by LaLiga champions Barcelona and World Cup winner N’Golo Kante is being chased by Paris Saint-Germain.

However, according to The SunSarri is set to plead with the highly-regarded quartet to stay in west London and rebuff the advances of some of Europe’s biggest sides.

All four players are currently on holiday following their involvement in the World Cup in Russia and Sarri will call the players individually ahead of their return for pre-season, although many will fear that heads have already been turned.