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Report: Sarri informs Chelsea he wants to leave

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has informed the club that he wishes to leave Stamford Bridge this summer.

The Italian coach only joined Chelsea last summer after a protracted move from Serie A side Napoli.

On paper at least, Sarri has enjoyed a successful first season in English football, finishing third in the Premier League, runners-up in the Carabao Cup, and winning the Europa League.

However, the former bankers previously heralded Sarri-ball style of play has gone down like a lead balloon with the Stamford Bridge faithful, and Sarri’s decisions have been regularly booed over the last few months.

According to Sky Sports Italy Sarri met with Chelsea Director Marina Granovskaia yesterday and informed her of his intention to leave the west London club.

A departure may allow Sarri to take over from Max Allegri as Juventus boss, with the 60-year-old the clear favourite to become the Serie A champions next manager.

Chelsea legend and current Derby boss Frank Lampard is, in turn, the favourite to step into the Stamford Bridge hotseat.