Premier League giants, Chelsea are reportedly ready to dig in for the long haul when it comes to manager Maurizio Sarri and are prepared for Juventus to make the first move amid reports that they want to bring the Italian to Turin in the summer.
According to the Sun, the Blues club hierarchy are in no rush to sack Sarri considering that he led them to the Europa League title and third place in the Premier League which ensured UEFA Champions League qualification.
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“Maurizio Sarri is having problems getting away from Chelsea. He’s grumbling now and is a bit pessimistic, but Juventus told me they trust it’ll all be resolved on Saturday.”
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It is understood that they are willing to wait for Sarri and Juventus to discuss and come to an agreement, which would then ensure that they do not miss out on the compensation for the remaining two years of Sarri’s contract should he eventually ask to leave.
If Sarri does leave Stamford Bridge, Blues legend, Frank Lampard has been touted as the favourite to take over the reigns at his former club, with departing Juve manager, Max Allegri too said to be in the fray.
With a transfer ban looming, it will be interesting to see how the club handle the phase considering that they will not be able to sign any players and hence strengthen the squad.