Sport Chelsea ready to continue their push for Maurizio Sarri

15:10  09 june  2018
15:10  09 june  2018 Source:   readsport.co

Chelsea refuse to pay Sarri's release clause

  Chelsea refuse to pay Sarri's release clause Football Italia claim that Chelsea are still unwilling to pay Maurizio Sarri’s Napoli release clause, with said clause set to expire tonight. The Italian manager is still technically employed by Napoli, despite having been replaced as manager by Carlo Ancelotti earlier this month. Italian rules state that until the contract is terminated by mutual consent, it remains intact. Napoli have no intention to waive or reduce the €8million clause, and with it set to expire tonight (11pm GMT) and with Chelsea not willing to pay, the Blues will need Sarri to take the club to court. Sarri and his lawyers will need to aim for contructive dismissal in order to terminate his contract, as he was sacked after reaching a new record of 91 Serie A points, and that means going through FIFA. However, this matter could take a while to resolve, and Chelsea aren’t prepared to wait much longer. They still have to decide on what to do with Antonio Conte with the Italian still having a year on his deal, while the Blues have also been in contact with Laurent Blanc about his availability.

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Chelsea will make further efforts to land Maurizio Sarri in the coming days, according to reports from Italy.

The Blues had looked as though they were set to turn their attention away from Sarri, with a deal proving to be overly complex to achieve. This is down to the release clause which existed in Sarri’s old contract at Napoli.

Despite the Italian having been dismissed by the Serie A runners-up, a fee of €8m is being demanded by Napoli and legal action has been threatened if these terms are not agreed.

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Chelsea have been linked with a swoop for former PSG boss Laurent Blanc but according to claims from Sportitalia, via Football Italia, Sarri remains a top target.

Spurs to rival Chelsea for Sarri if Pochettino leaves

  Spurs to rival Chelsea for Sarri if Pochettino leaves Tottenham will rival Chelsea for Maurizio Sarri this summer if Mauricio Pochettino leaves the club. Football Italia reports that Daniel Levy has refused to deny a possible move for Sarri, amid rumours that Pochettino could leave for Real Madrid. Pochettino has been heavily linked with a move to Spain following Zinedine Zidane’s departure from the club. Sarri has largely been considered as Chelsea’s first choice to replace Antonio Conte, with a deal appearing close. However, reports that have emerged throughout the week highlighting Chelsea’s off-the-field issues have cast doubts over Sarri’s potential appointment. Napoli remain keen to receive the full €8 million of Sarri’s release clause, despite already hiring Carlo Ancelotti as his successor. Laurent Blanc and Luis Enrique have both been named as potential alternatives to Sarri, but missing out on the 58-year-old would come as a huge blow for the Blues are appearing to be so close to his secure his services.

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The Blues are yet to sack Antonio Conte but it seems only inevitable that they will head into the upcoming season with a new manager at the helm.

Chelsea finished 5th in the Premier League and won the FA Cup last season, meaning that they will be playing their football in the Europa League next term.

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Chelsea aiming to resolve managerial situation this week .
Chelsea would like to resolve their managerial situation this week after agreeing a compensation fee with Antonio Conte and his staff. The Daily Mail claims that a £9.5 million fee has been agreed to terminate the Italian’s contract, as well as the rest of his coaching team. Maurizio Sarri is expected to be named as Conte’s replacement with Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola as his number two. The report claims that Zola will cut short his spell covering the World Cup for a South American TV channel as he closes in on the role back at Stamford Bridge. The two clubs remain in discussions over a fee for Sarri, with the Italian side asking for £3.5 million for his services, despite already hiring Carlo Ancelotti. The Blues are looking to wrap up an appointment in order to push through their summer transfer business, with the uncertainty surrounding who would be in charge next season delaying any potential arrivals.

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