It was reported that Maurizio Sarri will raid his former club
Chelsea are expected to overhaul their side this summer after an underwhelming campaign last season. They finished 5th in the league and will miss the Champions League in the upcoming season.
Though Blues ended the campaign on a bright note after defeating Manchester United in the FA Cup final. But they need reinforcements in key areas to compete for Silverware in the upcoming season.
They have been behind in the transfer window compared to other Premier League rivals as they are still yet to clarify their managerial situation. Antonio Conte remains the head coach despite being heavily linked with a summer exit.
He has been widely tipped to leave the club this summer despite his 3 year contract with them expiring at the end of the next season.
The Italian’s future has been under scrutiny since before the last season began, as he negotiated a pay-rise without extending his contract and complaints over the club’s transfer policy.
Former Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri has been linked to replace Conte in the upcoming season, who has done an excellent job since he took over the charge of the Italian side and helped them to finish second in the league last season.
The speculations further intensified when the Serie A giants appointed Carlo Ancelotti as their new manager for the upcoming season. Though the 59 year old is still under contract with them, despite negotiations going on for past couple of months.
But the English side feel confident that they will land the coach and want to provide him with new additions. They have accelerated their transfer plans this week after direct talks with him.
It has been reported that once he is appointed he will raid his for former club. They have been linked with few players like Kalidou Koulibaly, Dries Mertens, Elseid Hysaj among the names.
Sarri’s delay in taking over as Chelsea manager is due to Napoli demanding he not try to sign any of their players, reports the Mirror . They do not want to lose both the manager and players in the same transfer window.