The Blues are reportedly willing to fork out £9million-a-year to secure the services of the 58-year-old
CHELSEA could be planning to replace Antonio Conte with fellow Italian Maurizio Sarri, according to reports.
The Blues have struggled to find form this term, with just 16 points from their first nine outings.
The Premier League champions are working towards an approach for the Napoli boss, according to Football Italia.
Sarri’s side are currently second in Serie A, but if they win their game in hand then they will jump above above Inter Milan.
Napoli have won eight of their first nine in the Italian top flight.
The 58-year-old has a release clause in his contract worth £6.75million – a small fee for a club as financially backed as Chelsea.
Antonio Conte admits that he is under a lot of pressure at Chelsea
According to Italian outlet 7 gold, the Blues are drafting an offer that includes a salary of £9m-a-season.
Sarri has established himself as one of Europe’s top football chiefs after earning rave reviews at the Stadio San Paolo.
Source: The Sun