Chelsea still have Antonio Conte as their club’s manager and the Blues want to replace the former Juventus coach with his compatriot Maurizio Sarri in one of the most annoying football sagas of recent times.
Sarri is still tied to Napoli even after the Serie A outfit appointed Carlo Ancelotti as their new manager. Italian outlet Calcio Mercato claims the 59-year-old is now edging closer towards joining the FA Cup winners.
Conte’s rumoured successor has already given his wish list to Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, according to repeat Italian claims. One of the players on the list is Inter Milan midfielder Matias Vecino, who is currently representing Uruguay at the 2018 World Cup.
Sarri coached the player while the midfielder was on a season-long loan at Empoli during the 2014/15 season. The report claims the manager is an admirer of the 26-year-old and he failed in attempts to sign Vecino for Napoli.
After taking charge at Stamford Bridge, Sarri wants to bring Vecino to England this summer. So far, the Nerazzurri have not received any proposals from Chelsea for Vecino.
Inter have set a base price of €25-30m for the Uruguayan international and will not anything less. Calcio Mercato claims “with Sarri’s signature” as new Chelsea manager, the Blues could accelerate their efforts in signing Vecino.