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Reports claim that Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri and Roman Abramovich held crunch talks in America following Chelsea’s charity game against MLS side New England Revolution earlier this week.
The Chelsea owner and Sarri have been unable to meet due to Abramovich’s problem with the British government that has restricted him from entering the country.
There were rumours that Sarri will be sacked at some point this season, especially when Chelsea struggled badly between January and February. However, Sarri eventually managed to meet the key objectives he was given following the sacking of Antonio Conte. Although the Italian remains unpopular among fans and he has failed to build a rapport with the club’s fans and has been criticised for his abrasive man management style and rigid tactics.
According to The Times, Sarri held a rare face to face talk with the Chelsea owner in the US and they discussed certain key issues facing the club.
Sarri is keen to know about his future at the club and is said to want immediate notification following next Wednesday’s final in Baku, whether the club will keep him or let him leave.
The 60-year-old brought 11 members of the staff who worked with him at Napoli to Stamford Bridge and they are all out of contract in the summer with negotiations over potential extensions yet to commence.
Sarri signed a three-year deal with Chelsea, and is wanted by three Italian clubs this summer, with Inter Milan, Roma and Juventus all said to be interested in the Italian.
After struggling at some point this season, Sarri eventually weathered the storm and led Chelsea to a third-placed finish, and the Blues are currently in the Europa League final. It has been a decent season for Chelsea who also reached the Carabao Cup final but lost on penalties, and Sarri has revealed that although he reached the club’s target, he’s unsure he’d be at the Bridge next season.
When asked if he will still be at Stamford Bridge next season, Sarri said: “I think so, but I am not sure.
“I can say only that the club asked me for the Champions League, and we reached the target.
“As you know very well, I love English football. I love the Premier League; it’s fantastic and the level is the best in the world, I think. The atmosphere in the stadiums is wonderful. I would like very much to stay here.”