Chelsea have reportedly agreed a deal with Maurizio Sarri to become the clubs new manager if as expected Antonio Conte departs Stamford Bridge in the coming days.
According to Sky Sports Italia the London club have no intention of paying the £7 million buy out clause Napoli are demanding as it runs out on the 31st of May, and due to the fact they will have to pay Conte somewhere in the region of £17 million as a severance package.
The 59-year-old is thought to have agreed a two year deal with the option of a further year after lengthy negotiations in London. yesterday.
Sarri has spent much of his managerial career in the lower reaches of Italian football, although he has won many admirers for his progressive possession based football since moving to Napoli in 2015.
Many believe the experienced coaches “Sarri Ball,” tactics make for some of the most attractive football in Europe, and the Naples club came within a whisker of finally breaking Juventus’ stranglehold on the Serie A title when they finished with 91 points this season.
Sarri is also expected to raid his former club for much of it’s best talent once he takes over the reigns at Stamford Bridge.