Soon to be appointed Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri is already making transfer plans and he has made it clear to the Blues board that he wants a reunion with Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain, report the Daily Mail.
As we reported yesterday Sarri is expected to take over from Antonio Conte as boss of the Stamford Bridge in the coming days. The 59-year-old’s representatives have been in London in recent days negotiating with Chelsea officials and have reportedly agreed a two year deal that will be announced once the technicalities of his depature from Napoli have been sorted out.
Sarri and Higuian enjoyed a successful spell together in Naples before the Argentina international moved to Juventus for £75 million in the summer of 2016, where the 30-year-old has continued to score goals for fun.
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.