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Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri has been heavily linked with a move to Chelsea to replace his Italian compatriot Antonio Conte. Reports from The Mirror could be a pointer that the Italian tactician has had enough of the proceedings in the Serie A and may leave Napoli when the season comes to a close.

It’s no secret that Sarri’s relationship with Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has not been void of controversy, and the former Empoli boss has not yet put pen to paper for a new contract with the San Paolo hierarchy. Sarri has established himself as one of the most sought-after managers in Europe presently, and his release clause is valued at 8 million euros.

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Following his sides 3:0 defeat away to Fiorentina last Sunday, which deflated Napoli’s high hopes of wrestling the Serie A title away from Juventus, he may have given a hint on his future with his statement. Sarri said:

“I must say, seeing the Premier League have this constant alternation of winners every year, it grows the love for teams and makes everyone have hope of success. It’s a different situation here in Italy. The risk is that we’ll lose many fans, because they cheer on teams that will never win and they know that too well”, Sarri said.

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According to the Mirror, Sarri is intent on leaving Napoli and could favor a move to Chelsea if his release clause can be activated.