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

Rex Christensen
July 12, 2018

Coral spokesman John Hill told Starsport: "It looks like Chelsea are on the verge of announcing Sarri as their new manager therefore we have pulled the plug on this market".

The 59-year-old is said to have agreed to a two-year-deal to take over from Antonio Conte at Stamford Bridge, with negations for his release from his contract with Napoli at an advanced stage.

Sarri is very familiar with Koulibaly's attributes, having managed him at Napoli for the last three seasons.

Reports in Italy say a €5m compensation agreement has been reached but Chelsea are still hoping to avoid a significant pay-off for Antonio Conte, who is determined not to break his own contract.

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Despite winning the Premier League and FA Cup during his spell, he has paid the price for his hard relationship with the club's board.

For the moment Callejon has not asked to leave Napoli, but according to Italian daily Gazzetta dello Sport, things could change regarding his plans later in the summer transfer window.

According to the same story, Arsenal and Chelsea FC have both made attempts to sign Koulibaly from the Serie A giants in the past but Napoli have been reluctant to sell.

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.

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