Maurizio Sarri likely to replace Antonio Conte
Chelsea are expected to overhaul their side this summer after an underwhelming Premier League and Champions League campaigns last season. They finished 5th in the league and will miss the Champions League in the upcoming season.
Antonio Conte 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 has been linked with an exit for quite some now after a decline in club’s performances last season. The coach’s future has been under scrutiny since before the 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.
The Blues are continuing talks over a deal to bring in the Italian to replace the former Juventus manager and he is busy putting together his coaching staff ahead of officially being named as the new manager.
Inter midfielder Matias Vecino and Napoli forward Jose Callejon top incoming Chelsea manager Sarri’s wish-list, reports the Daily Mail.
Since joining the Italian side, Callejón has continuously been a vital component of the team with his link-up play and a solid output of goals and assists each season. The 31 year old scored 10 goals and provided 15 assists for them in the league last season.
Vecino joined Inter from Florentina last summer and produced some hugely impressive displays during his first season with the club. He is very impressive technically and is known for his energetic performances.