English Premier League club, Chelsea have reportedly sacked Antonio Conte as their manager after finally reaching an agreement to terminate his contract.
In May, Napoli appointed Carlo Ancelotti to replace Sarri amid speculation that the latter could take the Chelsea job.
Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis has confirmed that Chelsea are close to appointing Maurizio Sarri as their head coach.
The former Juventus and Italy manager went on to lead the Blues to Premier League glory in his first season in charge, recording a then-record 30 wins along the way.
Just ask Roberto Mancini, who said this of Sarri after a heated exchange in 2016: “People like him should not be in football”.
And now as things stand, they are of the thought that Napoli are using the midfielder to ease Sarri’s move to Chelsea.
English champions Manchester City have been the frontrunners to sign Jorginho as Pep Guardiola seeks a replacement for the aging Fernandinho in midfield.
But Goal understands that Conte now no longer in charge at Stamford Bridge, and that he wants a £9 million ($12m) severance package as compensation.
They reportedly include Brazil-born Italy worldwide midfielder Jorginho from Napoli, CSKA Moscow’s Russian playmaker Aleksandr Golovin and Italian defender Daniele Rugani from Juventus, the side that edged Napoli in the Serie A title race.
Koulibaly has been linked with Chelsea in the past, but that was a couple of years ago, and it looked like they moved on a bit with the signing of Antonio Rudiger last summer.
“Jorginho joining Chelsea does not depend on Sarri [joining Chelsea]”, concluded De Laurentiis.
They finished second twice in three campaigns and last season took champions Juve down to the final weeks, only to fall away after a 3-0 collapse at Fiorentina at the end of April.