Maurizio Sarri believes ‘private causes’ have been behind Thibaut Courtois’ choice to pressure by a switch transfer to Actual Madrid.
Courtois was closely linked with the La Liga giants all summer season and went on strike within the lead-up to the 2018/19 marketing campaign, that means Chelsea needed to discover a alternative for the 26-year-old goalkeeper.
The Blues subsequently signed Kepa Arrizabalaga, 23, from Athletic Bilbao for a world-record £71.6million price, and Courtois received his want as Madrid reached an settlement for the Belgian.
Courtois’ two Madrid-based kids have been a significant component behind him pushing for a transfer to the Spanish capital and Sarri refused in charge the shot-stopper for going AWOL in direction of the tip of the switch window.
Requested about Courtois’ behaviour, Sarri responded: ‘I don’t know. I believe there have been some private causes, so I can not go on private causes.
[Eden] Hazard is with us. It isn’t an issue, I’ve spoken along with his three or 4 instances. He by no means mentioned something concerning the market. He’s pleased to remain right here.’
Kepa has a tricky job in changing Courtois at Stamford Bridge and Sarri urged supporters to be affected person with the younger Spaniard.
Requested if Kepa may be nearly as good as Courtois, Sarri replied: ‘Not in the meanwhile for positive, however he’s very younger. He’s 23.
‘I hope he can enhance very quick. However for the second he isn’t Courtois, in fact.
‘[Mateo] Kovacic is a really technical participant, play between the traces of the opponent and I believe for us it might be crucial.’