Sport Luis Enrique's Chelsea hopes boosted after Maurizio Sarri talks with Napoli

15:51  17 may  2018
15:51  17 may  2018 Source:   readsport.co

Zenit join the race to hire Sarri this summer

  Zenit join the race to hire Sarri this summer Zenit St. Petersburg have joined the race to hire Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri this summer, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, as cited by Mundo Deportivo. The report claims that the Russian side are keen on the Naples boss, as a replacement for Roberto Mancini. Zenit will be looking to make a swift appointment following Mancini’s decision to take the Italian national team job. The Russian side are reportedly ready to offer Sarri, who is one of the front-runners to replace Antonio Conte, a huge contract to make the move this summer. Chelsea have been long-term admirers and would be prepared to pay the release clause in his Napoli deal. Talk of a new deal in Italy for Sarri is rumbling on, with claims saying he is yet to commit to a fresh contract with the club amid interest from Chelsea. Conte is widely expected to leave Chelsea this summer after a number of high-profile fallings out with the club’s board, with Sarri and former Barcelona boss Luis Enrique being tipped as replacements.

Luis Enrique ’ s hopes of landing the Chelsea job could receive a significant boost after Maurizio Sarri held talks over staying at Napoli . Sarri met with Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis on Wednesday, which sources in Italy claim went well.

Chelsea target Napoli duo after talks with talks with Maurizio Sarri ’ s agent. gossip Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 28 Apr 2018 3:12 pm. Earlier this week, reports in Spain have claimed that Luis Enrique is close to Chelsea after talks .

Luis Enrique’s hopes of landing the Chelsea job have been given a boost after Maurizio Sarri held talks with Napoli.

According to the Telegraph, Sarri is now expected to sign a new contract after a meeting with Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis on Wednesday, was reported to have gone well.

He had been the leading candidate for the Chelsea job a few months ago.

Luis Enrique is potentially the only serious candidate left for the run in for the post.

It is believed that Chelsea will assess the Sarri situation further before making a decision to move forward.

According to the Telegraph, however, the issue Chelsea may face is whether or not they will have to pay Antonio Conte the full £9 million to sack him.

Sarri yet to commit to Napoli contract amid Chelsea links

  Sarri yet to commit to Napoli contract amid Chelsea links Chelsea appear to still be in with a chance of making Maurizio Sarri their new first-team manager ahead of next season. According to claims from Italian news outlet Rai Sport, the Napoli boss has not yet signed a new and improved contract with the club as he waits to see how Chelsea deal with Antonio Conte. Twitter: According to @RaiSport, Sarri still awaits news from Chelsea, but Conte’s future won’t be decided until after the… https://t.co/tZbBlGoZtl (@NaplesAndNapoli) The Italian boss is set to be given his marching orders after Chelsea’s FA Cup final date with Manchester United on Sunday and it appears as though Sarri is not yet ready to commit to anything at Napoli. Chelsea have been linked with a number of managers across Europe in recent months but Sarri has emerged as a strong candidate. The Blues’ hierarchy are understood to be interested due to the tactician’s style of play and recent successes with Napoli. An offer from the Serie A giants is on the table for Sarri but if Conte does indeed get the boot from Chelsea, it seems as though Sarri will at least consider the switch to Stamford Bridge.

MAURIZIO SARRI has intimated he is fed up with life at Napoli amid speculation he could take over at Chelsea . A number of names have been bandied about including former Barcelona coach Luis Enrique .

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Reports about Conte’s future have been speculated in recent weeks and many expect his departure to be announced after the FA Cup final meeting with Manchester United.

The Telegraph say that the Italian has stood firm and will only go if he is sacked.

It had been hoped that a mutual split might be agreed with Conte walking straight into another job.

There are suggestions that Conte could take a year off and collect his full compensation.

Sarri is due to hold more talks with Napoli over the next 24 hours and the outcome of his negotiations could impact Chelsea’s plans.

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Chelsea given encouragement in Sarri chase .
The Serie A season concluded on Sunday and the future of Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri was yet again a key talking point. Sarri led Napoli to a second-place finish in Serie A, amassing a hugely impressive tally of 91 points. Juventus narrowly pipped them to the title after an enthralling race for the Scudetto this term. Napoli had tabled an offer for Sarri to extend his stay at the club but amid reports claiming that he could take over from Antonio Conte at Chelsea this summer, it appears as though the Italian has stalled. The club’s president, Aurelio De Laurentiis, has also delivered a rather intriguing update on the future of the Napoli boss. As quoted by the Mirror, following the team’s 2-1 win over Crotone, De Laurentiis said: “There is no more time For Sarri, he didn’t answer. Ask him, he has always sent me to Pellegrini (Sarri’s agent), he never gave me an answer.” Sarri was similarly coy over his future and was non-committal over whether or not he’d be staying put in Naples ahead of next season. “Now I have no idea what I will do, I must also talk to my family because decisions like these should not be taken on their own. The season finished 20 minutes ago. The truth is as (Lorenzo) Insigne put it – even I don’t know what I will do. The President needs a response quickly. We are at the end of the season and he needs to plan.” “I understand that he needs an answer. My only confusion is that in life everything comes to an end. It’s the truth and sometimes it’s better to finish stories while they are good.” Chelsea will be looking on with great interest as they continue to make plans ahead of their summer overhaul, with a strong campaign required at Stamford Bridge next season.

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