Chelsea renew Sarri’s interest, set to sell star player to close the deal
– Chelsea are ready to switch David Luiz plus cash to hire Maurizio Sarri
– The Italian coach has been replaced by Carlo Ancelotti in Napoli
– Antonio Conte is reportedly going to leave Stamford Bridge this summer
Chelsea have reportedly renewed their interest in Maurizio Sarri but the club are willing to add David Luiz in the deal, The Sun, quoting SportsItalia.
Present manager Antonio Conte is still set to leave the Blues after a tumultuous 2017/18 season with Sarri being the club’s number one target.
Napoli have already replaced Sarri by hiring former Chelsea chief Carlo Ancelotti but are holding out for an offer from the Premier League club.
Sarri’s £7m release clause expired on May, 31, but the club are insistent on receiving something in return from the Premier League club.
READ ALSO: Ndidi narrates how he became popular selling groundnuts in Lagos
According to the Italian news outlet, SportItalia, Napoli are in the market for frozen-out Brazilian David Luiz under Conte’s tutelage.
Luiz could still have a future under a new manager, but if the Serie A club have their way, Sarri would need to soldier on without him.
Chelsea would reportedly welcome full-back Elseid Hysaj to strengthen their squad as part of the complicated, multi-faceted deal.
The Italian coach is now expected to be offered a three-year deal with the Blues perhaps as a two year contract with a third-year option at Stamford Bridge.
However, Chelsea may look elsewhere for a new boss should Napoli’s asking price for Sarri to be too high, especially given the appointment of Ancelotti .
Reports in recent weeks have suggested former Paris Saint-Germain manager Laurent Blanc could be close to a move, with ex-Bracelona coach Luis Enrique pulling out of the running.
Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Sarri had edged closer to becoming Chelsea new coach after been linked with the club before the end of the season.
Which Nigerian player do you expect to shine at the Russia 2018 World Cup? (Street Gist) – on TV