After leaving Italy for Chelsea last summer, Maurizio Sarri could be heading back to his homeland at the end of the season, according to IlBiancoNero.

In recent weeks, Juventus have contacted the former Napoli coach to find out his availability as Massimiliano Allegri’s future at the Turin club beyond this campaign remains uncertain.

At Stamford Bridge, the coach’s future is ‘far from certain’ and the Blues manager has been identified as the Plan B for the Old Lady, mainly because of Sarri’s character.

If the Serie A winners are serious about having the Italian replace Allegri, then they have to beat competition from AS Roma, who are now believed to be in pole position to secure his services.

Roma sacked Eusebio Di Francesco and appointed Claudio Ranieri as the interim manager for the remainder of the season. They want to appoint Sarri as their next permanent manager, and he’s so far not made a decision on his future.

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The report claims Chelsea would prefer to continue with Sarri if his side progresses well in the Europa League and if he helps them finish in the top four.

This could also mean a failure to qualify for next season’s Champions League may see the English club part ways with their manager.