"I want to speak to him before I answer these questions. Since becoming a Chelsea player he has regularly demonstrated his quality on the field and we look forward to seeing him continue to flourish under the guidance of Maurizio Sarri". I am happy about it.
Butland's long-term future has been put in doubt ever since their relegation to the Championship last season.
Sarri is also desperately trying to keep hold of Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois this summer.
"At the moment Courtois is the goalkeeper at Chelsea", said Sarri.
"I will see them on Saturday for the first time - I don't know the situation", said Sarri. It depends on the club.
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Los Blancos only value Courtois at £35million, in line with their wider stance on goalkeepers.
"He is a very young player". He is already the technical and tactical leader on the pitch, and the rest of the Premier League should be relieved that Pep Guardiola did not manage to bring him to City.
Sarri admitted he was unhappy with the Brazil international's delayed arrival but is confident of retaining the winger for the start of the new season. I want to win, because it is very important to have a trophy immediately.
'We have to improve of course. But he will be hoping this can be his breakthrough season with the first team.
Willian also now faces a delayed re-integration back into the side, who face Manchester City in the Community Shield on Sunday.
Cesc Fabregas is doubtful for the game after picking up a knee injury in a friendly against Arsenal on Wednesday.