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Maurizio Sarri Gabriele Maltinti Getty Images
Betsy Taylor | 22 June, 2018, 16:08

If Sarri is appointed manager at Chelsea, he is keen to target some of his former players, including Senegal global defender Koulibaly.

Antonio Conte is to be sacked as Chelsea manager within days and former Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri installed as his replacement according to British media reports on Thursday.

'I'am disappointed that he leaves like this but we have now a big coach.

Carlo Ancelotti has already been confirmed as Napoli's new coach for next season, and finding a solution to remove Sarri from the wage bill is not considered to be a major hurdle to him taking charge at Chelsea next season.

Sport Italia are now reporting that not only will Sarri be announced at Chelsea very soon, but that his very first signing will be joining him at the same press conference.


"They [Chelsea] can expect nice football because he is a very good coach", Koulibaly told Talksport about Sarri. So I think they have given him time because he will change the football of Chelsea, I think.

"At Napoli, we enjoyed it so much and the supporters enjoyed it so much, too".

The Daily Mail is reporting that Sarri is already putting together his Chelsea FC backroom staff despite no official announcement from the west London side about his anticipated appointment. At Chelsea I think it will be the same.' He added.

He's also developed into one of the best attacking players in Serie A in recent years, thanks in large part due to the influence of Sarri.

Golovin's potential has caught the attention of several Premier League clubs with the Express claiming that Arsenal and Manchester United have held a long-standing interest in the midfielder while Italian champions Juventus have also been linked more recently.

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