According to Don Balon, the Belgian attacker very much had his heart set on moving to the Spanish club, but is now willing to sign a contract extension with Chelsea after Florentino Perez didn't make a concrete offer for him.
Claudio Ranieri was nicknamed the "Tinkerman" during his time at Chelsea but it now seems his compatriot Maurizio Sarri is more deserving of that title.
"We know at that moment there are some fantastic wings in modern football: [Ousmane] Dembele, we have also [Raheem] Sterling who is a fantastic player, Anthony Martial, Eden Hazard... but I think Marcus is different".
'He is really very keen so I think he can play very good in the last part of the season'. I want to see him happy, ' he said.
"There looked like there was a relationship, a partnership, with Eden Hazard".
Real Madrid are favourites to sign Hazard should he decide to leave Chelsea at the end of this season.
Belgium global Eden Hazard is English Premier League outfit Chelsea's biggest star and has been widely depended on to win games. "I remember that in Naples it wasn't a big problem if there was a man on Jorginho, so I hope it will be the same here". "And so, he has to decide".
The Italian has also been criticised by fans and analysts for playing N'Golo Kante, one of the world's leading holding midfielders, out of position in order to accommodate Jorginho as his deep-lying playmaker.
"He's an old man, but the way he thinks is the same way I think about football".
Sarri says he meets Guardiola socially in the off-season, alongside Arrigo Sacchi, the former AC Milan boss.
"We are still learning about his concept". "I think we started well and then conceded the goal after four minutes in a stupid way".