Maurizio Sarri’s agents in London to finalise Chelsea FC move

Jun 22, 2018, 04:24
Maurizio Sarri’s agents in London to finalise Chelsea FC move

Raul Albiol, Elseid Hysaj, Jose Callejon and Dries Mertens are all wanted by Sarri but Napoli are keen to limit how many players their former manager signs.

Antonio Conte's future at Stamford Bridge is in serious doubt and the newspaper says Sarri is expected to come in as his replacement after agreeing terms over his contract having left Napoli last month.

If Sarri is appointed manager at Chelsea, he is keen to target some of his former players, including Senegal global defender Koulibaly.

Albiol is thought to have a very close relationship with incoming Chelsea manager Sarri, to a reunion with the 59-year-old in West London may well be on the cards. It now remains to be seen if Sarri is able to convince the Chelsea board to sign Mertens and kick-start their transfer spending for the summer.

His return over the last two seasons is nothing short of impressive, with Mertens directly contributing to 83 goals in 94 appearances, missing just four games during this period. The 31-year-old scored 22 goals in all competitions and provided 9 assists for the side as well.

Golovin's potential has caught the attention of several Premier League clubs with the Express claiming that Arsenal and Manchester United have held a long-standing interest in the midfielder while Italian champions Juventus have also been linked more recently.

That's where he plays for Belgium, on the opposite flank to Eden Hazard.

Giovanni Martusciello - who he worked with at Empoli - will be lured away from Inter Milan whilst former Chelsea favourite Gianfranco Zola, whose managerial career has not been a success, will also be part of the coaching staff.