Sarri confident that Chelsea will bring in reinforcements in January
Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri is confident that the Blues will bolster their squad in January because director Marina Granovskaia is working “very hard”.
The Blues have been linked with a potential move for Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain, with the AC Milan man mooted for a reunion with his former manager at Stamford Bridge.
Jorginho looked tired and exhausted in the 2-1 victory over Newcastle in the Premier League last week, evoking criticism from the media over Sarri’s over-dependence on the Italian playmaker.
Sarri acknowledged that Jorginho seemed to run out of steam last week but he iterated that there were no possible midfield options left on the bench following the departure of Cesc Fabregas to Monaco.
Alvaro Morata and Callum Hudson-Odoi have been linked with moves away from the club, with Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich being the potential suitors for the aforementioned players.
However, Sarri couldn’t give too much of an insight into the club’s transfer deals, saying that he is more focussed on the training sessions.
“I don’t know, I want to be clear, I can’t help you,” Sarri told reporters ahead of Saturday’s clash with Arsenal. “I spoke to Marina two weeks ago, Marina knows my opinion.
“Then I decided to focus on the pitch, matches, training, so now I am confident because Marina is working very hard, but I don’t know anything about the matter because I only focus on matches.
“I don’t call her every evening, otherwise I spend all my mental energy on the [transfer] market. It’s better I spend my mental energy on the pitch.”
“You know my opinion about the replacement of Cesc, we need one in my opinion,” Sarri added. “Marina knows my opinion, so I am not frustrated at the moment.”
“Of course [he can play], but I don’t know if he will play,” he said. “But he is training with us. It’s normal I think.
“Of course, he’s in a very difficult moment, but it’s normal for a player in January to be involved in the [transfer] market.”
See also:- Mourinho defends himself against criticism over Salah’s sale at Chelsea