Sarri ‘on brink’ of replacing Conte at Chelsea

Chelsea finally look to resolve the uncertainty surrounding their managerial situation by appointing Maurizio Sarri.

Sarri is still technically employed by Napoli even though the Italian side have already appointed former Blues boss Carlo Ancelotti as his replacement.

Napoli Chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis has been playing hardball with Chelsea demanding that the Premier League side pay the full £7.5 million release clause stipulated in Sarri’s contract, although the Daily Mail are reporting that the Serie A side have recently softened their stance and look set to allow the highly rated coach to move to London for a reduced fee of £4.5 million.

Sarri has own plenty of admirers for the progressive attacking style of play he has implemented in Naples, and his side pushed Juventus close for the Scudetto last season, finishing second despite amassing an impressive 91 points.

The 59-year-old tactician is expected to replace his country man Antonio Conte in the coming days and sign a two year deal at Stamford Bridge. He is also expected to make Blues legend Gianfranco Zola a part of his coaching set up, a move that will undoubtedly be hugely popular amongst his new clubs fans.

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