Chelsea prepare £10m-a-year offer for Napoli boss Sarri

Date published: Wednesday 25th October 2017 11:54 - Oli Fisher

Chelsea have set their sights on Napoli boss Mauricio Sarri as the heir to Antonio Conte, according to reports in Italy.

According to 7 Gold television, representatives of Chelsea are working towards presenting an official offer for the highly-rated Serie A manager.

There are rumours of a dressing room rift between the Blues players and Conte, and the Italian coach could leave at the end of the season or sooner.

They claim that Sarri has a release clause in his contract with Napoli worth €7.5m-a-season, but Chelsea see this as no obstacle and are ready to offer up a salary worth €12m per year.

Sarri has attracted a range of plaudits for his brand of football, nicknamed ‘Sarrismo’, with even Pep Guardiola claiming they were “one of the best teams I have ever faced, as a player and a Coach.”

Napoli are currently second in the Serie A table with a game-in-hand on first-placed Inter, having earned eight wins out of nine to kick off the season.

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