So what now for Manchester United? “Yes, my desire is to stay at Milan – I don’t have any other,”.
Real have bid £35million for Courtois and the Belgian’s agent Christophe Henrotay last week called on the club to let him go.
Strikers Alvaro Morata and Michy Batshuayi also appear to be eager to move on, but that would leave just Olivier Giroud as Chelsea’s lead marksman and he has also been the subject of transfer rumours this summer.
Antonio Conte used Alonso in a left wing-back role as the Blues were crowned Premier League champions in his first season at the club.
The futures of Courtois and Hazard are more uncertain.
As Chelsea were being outclassed by Manchester City in the Community Shield at Wembley on Sunday, want-away goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois was honoured by one of his former employers.
Brazil playmaker Willian has been linked with summer moves to Manchester United, Real Madrid and Barcelona, who, he says, made an official offer to sign him. “We have a good relationship, we are friends”, Willian said.
The Red Devils continue to be linked with a move for a central defender, with Tottenham’s Toby Alderweireld, Harry Maguire of Leicester and Bayern Munich’s Jerome Boateng all linked with Old Trafford.
It is likely that Sarri got his answer and Courtois has informed his new manager that he wants to leave. The club are keen to secure the 27-year-old to new terms worth around £300,000 a week.
Reina, who played for Chelsea’s Premier League rivals Liverpool between 2005 and 2013, is not guaranteed first-team football at San Siro, with Gigio Donnarumma expected to start the new season as first choice.
At the beginning, it is a little more hard until we get the new style of play and its changes.