Maurizio Sarri gets to work with squad overhaul
Chelsea confirmed Maurizio Sarri as their new head coach on Saturday. He has signed a three-year deal with the Stamford Bridge side and will replace Antonio Conte, who was sacked on Friday.
The Blues have been in talks with Serie A giants Napoli to appoint the 59 year old but got delayed due due to disagreement over the compensation fees that they needed to pay for him.
The Italian side’s midfielder Jorginho has also completed a move to the Premier League giants, signing a five-year deal with the club for a fee around £57 million and he is their first summer signing. He snubbed the chance to join Manchester City and will follow his former manager to the Stamford Bridge.
They have been behind in the transfer window in comparison to other Premiere League clubs but with the arrival of the Italian midfielder it is believed that it will finally kickstart their transfer plans. The Italian manager is ready to get to work with squad overhaul and is targeting one of his former players.
New Chelsea manager wants a reunion with Gonzalo Higuain and is ready to get rid of Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud, according to the Mirror.
The Argentina International joined Juventus from Napoli for a fee of €90 million paid in two installments in 2016 and has been a regular for the club.
The Striker won two consecutive Serie A titles and also reached the Champions League final in the 2016/2017 campaign but suffered a defeat by his former club Real Madrid.
The 30 year old was a crucial player for the Italian side last season, scoring 23 goals and assisting 7 in 50 appearances and helped his team to win their 7th consecutive Serie A title.
Morata struggled to find his feet for the Premier League giants last season and has been heavily linked with a return to the Turin side. Sarri is willing to use him as a bait to land the Argentine, by involving them in a swap deal.
Giroud only joined them from Arsenal in January and has been impressive with his limited appearances. But with Higuain’s arrival, his short stay could be over.