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Maurizio Sarri to Chelsea: Bookies pull the plug after major development

12 July, 2018, 19:01 | Author: Heidi Alvarez
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Maurizio Sarri wants to add Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly to become his first signing as Chelsea FC boss, according to a report in England.

The 59-year-old former Napoli coach is reportedly being expected in London in the next 24 hours and will sign a two-year deal at Stamford Bridge.

The same article states that the former Napoli boss will have to convince Chelsea FC to part with a transfer fee in the region of £88m to sign the Senegal worldwide.

Sarri has been mightily impressive with Napoli since his arrival, with the Italian helping the the club very almost win Serie A this season, however they fell just short to eventually champions Juventus by a few points.

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Despite winning the Premier League and FA Cup during his spell, he has paid the price for his hard relationship with the club's board.

Reports in Italy say a €5m compensation agreement has been reached but Chelsea are still hoping to avoid a significant pay-off for Antonio Conte, who is determined not to break his own contract.

Earlier, NAIJ.com had reported how incoming Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri reportedly informed the Blues chiefs to make Argentina worldwide Gonzalo Higuain their first signing.

Peculiarly, it has been reported that Sarri will live at Chelsea's Cobham training ground upon completion of his move, as the former Empoli manager seeks to rebuild his squad ahead of the return of players on July 9.

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