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Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri has been strongly linked with a move to Chelsea, and rumours claim he’s the forerunner for the Chelsea job if Antonio Conte leaves the club.

The Italian has fallen out with Napoli chief Aurelio De Laurentiis, and Sarri has told the club to sack him.

De Laurentiis criticised Sarri for failing to rotate his side and Napoli’s hopes of winning Serie A ended with a 2-2 draw against Torino on Sunday, which prompted Sarri’s response.

“If the president is happy, good, if he is not happy, I’m sorry, and he can always take to the exit option he has. If he calls me, I will calmly talk about it,” said Sarri.

“I’ve always tried to do my best for the team and if I have to leave, it’s not for what the president has said.

“There is a contract that has a clause worth €8m. We have 11 days to evaluate the situation and that is more than enough time.

“If the era is over, that’s down to the club. If the club cannot keep hold of six or seven of these players, then clearly an era is over.

“I will always be eternally grateful that the president gave me the chance to coach the team I have supported since I was a boy.”

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