Chelsea legend Frank Lampard has urged Maurizio Sarri to put his trust in youngsters to feel the gap that will be left after the departure of Eden Hazard.
Reports from France suggested that Real Madrid have already agreed to sign Chelsea superstar for €100 million (£86m) ahead of the next season.
The Los Blancos are expected to make an official announcement after Chelsea their last game of the season against Arsenal in the Europe League final.
Belgium forward who made history by winning every prize at Stamford Bridge end-of-season awards informed the teams of his decision earlier last week.
The 28-year-old forward has been pushing for a move to Santiago Bernabeu ever since Zidane – his childhood idol made a return to the club.
Though Lampard expects that Hazard’s departure to hit the Blues hard, he’s confident Maurizio Sarri has enough talent to fill the gap.
‘He’s in the top few players in the world. I think we all know that,’ Lampard, now manager of Derby, told talkSPORT.
‘We’ve seen him in the Premier League and he has been a joy to have. He was a joy to play with. ‘I knew his potential from day one when he trained at Chelsea a few years ago now.
‘Of course it will be disappointing to lose him for the Premier League but particularly Chelsea.
‘You don’t replace Eden Hazard, you have to find ways around it whether it be some of the younger players or the team.
‘That’s if you are going to lose him, we don’t know that for sure yet but it seems it might happen.’
Hazard has been in stunning form this season founding back of the 16-times and providing 15-assists in the English top-tier.