Chelsea are edging closer to landing former Napoli boss, Maurizio Sarri as their new manager as they have reportedly offered £3.5 million to Napoli so they can release him from his contract with them.
Sarri impressed with Napoli in his three seasons in charge, guiding them to second, third and second place finishes, narrowly missing out on winning the Scudetto to Juventus in his final season.
He has been replaced at Napoli by Carlo Ancelotti, however, his release clause is still active until this month finishes.
He has become the favourite to replace Antonio Conte at Chelsea after Mauricio Pochettino decided to renew his Tottenham contract for five more years.
Conte who guided the Blues to Premier League title in 2017 and FA Cup the following year is on his way out after failing to qualify for the Champions League. He is said to have angered Roman Abramovich by his continuous public outcry about Chelsea’s lack of signing and the Russian has made up his mind to fire him.
Reports claims that Chelsea have been asked to double their £3.5 million offering by Napoli to meet his £7 million release clause and the business could be completed within the next few days as Abramovich has already held a 7 hours meeting with Sarri recently.