Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri says the club must respect Eden Hazard’s decision about his future but is hopeful the forward will choose to stay at Stamford Bridge.
Hazard, 28, scored 16 goals for the Blues this season and has been strongly linked with a summer move to Spanish giants Real Madrid.
Chelsea fans held up a banner before Sunday’s Premier League finale against Leicester, pleading with him to stay.
“I hope he will stay,” said Sarri.
“I think Eden has played here in Chelsea for seven seasons, trying in every match to do his best and now it’s time to respect his decision.”
Hazard started on the bench as Chelsea drew 0-0 at Leicester, coming on for the final 22 minutes.
The point means the Blues finish the domestic campaign in third place after Tottenham drew 2-2 with Everton.
Next up for Chelsea is the Europa League final with Arsenal in Baku, Azerbaijan on Wednesday, 29 May.
“The season is good,” added Sarri.
“We were in trouble two or three months ago but third place is a very good result.
“Now we have to go to Baku for the Europa League final and we have the chance for our season to be wonderful.”