After guiding Chelsea to Europa League success, Maurizio Sarri told the club he wants to leave for Juventus and reports claimed he had already reached an agreement with Juventus to be their next manager.
It was reported earlier that Sarri has been cleared by Chelsea to join Juventus on a three-year contract but it seems the Italian is having problems leaving Chelsea for Juventus.
Sarri worked with Empoli before leaving for Napoli and according to Empoli president Fabrizio Corsi, Sarri is having problems getting away from Chelsea.
“Sarri is having problems getting away from Chelsea,” Corsi told Telelombardia, according to Football Italia.
“He’s grumbling now and is a bit pessimistic, we heard from him this morning, but Juve told me on Saturday that they trust it’ll be done soon. That was Saturday, now it’s Wednesday… I hope for everyone’s sake this gets resolved.”
Football Italia claim Juventus director of sport Fabio Paratici flew out to London on Wednesday evening to have face-to-face talks with Chelsea chief Marina Granovskaia.
According to The Sun, Chelsea are reconsidering the decision to let Sarri join Juventus.
With Champions League football delivered and his methods beginning to work, some members of the Blues hierarchy feel that the best option is for Sarri to stay rather than to lose another manager.
Despite Chelsea’s desire to keep Sarri, the Italian is reportedly keen on joining Juventus.
The Blues are however unwilling to sack him and pay the £5million compensation for the remaining two years of his contract.