Published: Thu, July 12, 2018
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Is Maurizio Sarri finally set to replace Antonio Conte at Chelsea?

Is Maurizio Sarri finally set to replace Antonio Conte at Chelsea?

News from multiple sources, including in the Express today claim that ex-Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri is set to be unveiled as Antonio Conte's successor within the next 48 hours.

It would appear that Chelsea's pre-season is about to finally get interesting after what has seemed like a long drawn-out wait for news on the managerial situation to get resolved.

The report suggests that the 59-year-old will receive a three-year contract on wages of €6m (£5.3m) per season.

Whether Sarri will be handed a larger budget remains to be seen, but speculation is already suggesting that Juventus defender Daniel Rugani, who worked under Sarri for two years at Empoli, will be his first signing at the club.

There have been reports that the Blues' chiefs want to compensate Antonio Conte with big money for him to face the exit doors at Stamford Bridge.

A workaholic capable of bringing out the best in the players at his disposal, Sarri could be the ideal man to make Chelsea title challengers once again.

The Sun are stating that, as re-reported from Goal, the Italian wants to bring Koulibaly with him to England this summer, and that he is weighing up an £88M (€100M) move for the defender.

According to Corriere dello Sport, Sarri held talks with Chelsea in London on Friday, along with his agent, where an agreement was reached.

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