Maurizio Sarri will be relieved to know that Chelsea will not try to hold him against his will if he wants to leave for Juventus this summer.
Daily Telegraph writer Matt Law writes that ‘Chelsea will not stand in the way of Maurizio Sarri if Juventus offer to pay up to £5million in compensation to take him back to Italy’, which basically means that they would happily take £5m for him going of his own volition rather than having to pay him compensation for a sacking that is looking inevitable.
Law claims that finishing in the top four and reaching the Champions League final has quite rightly increased Sarri’s chances of keeping the job but there are obviously doubts about his style, with fans not taking kindly to Sarriball.
It is thought that Chelsea are keen to replace the Italian with Frank Lampard, who has the advantage of ‘knowing the club’.
What is utterly bizarre is that Juventus – or Roma – would only have to pay £5m for the manager of Chelsea, who reportedly valued Tammy Abraham at £50m when Wolves were interested in signing him in January.