Maurizio Sarri’s representative has denied that Chelsea have made an offer to bring the Napoli manager to Stamford Bridge. Antonio Conte is widely expected to leave Chelsea this summer after his FA Cup triumph with the Blues, and Sarri has been widely reported as a possible replacement for Conte.
Napoli president is reportedly looking for a replacement for Sarri at San Paolo, amid reports that the Italian tactician has had talks with Chelsea. Reports indicated that Sarri’s agent, Alessandro Pellegrini was spotted in London last month, fueling speculation of a possible move for the Italian.
However, when asked about the speculation, Pellegrini told Sport Express:
‘We haven’t received any offers from Chelsea, Tottenham, Milan or Zenit.’ He further insisted that Chelsea must meet Sarri’s £7 million release clause to lure the Italian to Stamford Bridge.
‘Could Sarri leave? For a club to appoint him, they need to pay his €8m release clause.’
Meanwhile, Luis Enrique is another possible option for Chelsea this summer.