FRANK LEBOEUF says that Chelsea leaders Eden Hazard should have his dream move to Real Madrid.
Belgian Hazard, 28, still has 12 months on his contract with Stamford Bridge but is desperately looking for the Bernabeu this summer.
And if the Blues decide to raise money against Arsenal after the Europa League final on Wednesday, they can push the La Liga giants for a £ 100 million fee.
Leboeuf, who had been at Chelsea for five years, says the playmaker must leave the club with the blessing.
The 51-year-old told SunSport: "Eden has a year, so he has to go. The club has to think financially.
"They managed to keep him last year when it was almost certain that he would go to Real Madrid, and he had a very good year.
"If you try to keep him, he won't be as good as he is – because he won't be happy to stay.
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"We need to wish him good luck, thank him and find another fantastic player to replace him."
There had been calls for Maurizio Sarri to face the ax after the final in Baku.
But Leboeuf says the Italian earns more time after winning a Premier League victory in third place.
He said: "If Sarri wins the Europa League and they have qualified for the Champions League, he must stay.
"You have to find that stability, like Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger, to win many trophies."
Leboeuf will hit the big screen next week in the movie I Love My Mum – his 12th acting appearance.
He says he always wanted to be more an actor than to be a footballer and even had permission to leave the Chelsea course under Claudio Ranieri to film a part in 2001.
Leboeuf's most famous role was as a Swiss doctor in the Oscar-winning film The Theory of Everything, which was based on the life of Professor Stephen Hawking.
Leboeuf, who lives in Paris but commutes to Castings in London, has no ambitions to win an Oscar himself because he does not believe in the concept.
He said: "I have always been in a collective sport at individual prices, the Balon d & # 39; Or, for example. They are nonsense prizes for me.
Frank Leboeuf hopes that the Belgian will get his dream move to Spain
"In movies you need a screenplay, a good director, a good editor, good partners to be good. So it can't be individual."
In the long term his goal is to go to action movies and comedies such as his hero Robert de Niro.
Yet he says that appearing on stage was more frightening for 350 people than playing in the 1998 World Cup Final for France against Brazil.
Leboeuf added: "In football you are focused, you are attuned, you know exactly what to do. I played since I was a young boy.
"But the first time I sat behind the curtain before standing in front of people on stage, it was a nightmare. I wanted to escape.
"There were 350 heads looking at me. Of course, since I'm Frank Leboeuf, half of them were probably ready to kill me! The pressure was there. They thought: & # 39; let's see what this man can do "I think it went well. It was cool."
He says he always wanted to be more an actor than a football player, but had no ambitions to win an Oscar. He added: "I have always been against individual awards, the Balon d & # 39; Or for example. They are nonsense. & # 39;
I Love My Mum will be released in British cinemas on Friday.