Maurizio Sarri linked with Chelsea star Pedro

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Maurizio Sarri has been strongly linked with a move for Chelsea midfielder Jorginho, but recent reports claim that it isn’t only Jorginho that the Juve boss is targeting.

According to a latest report by Italian outlet Il Tempo, Juventus is the latest club to be in pursuit to sign out-of-contract Chelsea winger Pedro on a free transfer in the summer window.

The Bianconeri’s interest in the 32-year-old stems from Maurizio Sarri wanting to manage the Spaniard again, having used the former Barcelona star successfully during his previous one-year managerial stint at Stamford Bridge.

Pedro was a key player for Chelsea under Sarri and Sarri won’t mind to sign him up on a free transfer at the end of the season.

Chelsea have yet to agree terms for a new deal with the likes of Willian and Pedro, with their contracts set to expire in July.

Blues boss Frank Lampard has admitted that he’s concerned about the situation and will at least try to get contracts that will keep them at the club until the season ends, even if it goes beyond the July 1 expiration date.

“It is still uncertain if and when play will get underway. We have big players [out of contract] so that’s something I’m obviously looking at very carefully,” Lampard told Sky Sports.

“The ones who are out of contract here have been great servants for the club, and actually have a lot of feeling for the club.

“Of course they’ll be concerned about themselves, in terms of how training is now is and if the pre-season is a rush they’re going to have to make sure they’re alright.

“So it’s going to have to be something we have to look at, hopefully we can make that arrangement can be made so they can stay with us.

“I would love the squad to look as it has all season, but we’ll have to see how that works.”

While Willian has been offered a two-year deal to remain at the club, of which he rejected it, Pedro hasn’t been offered any and will leave Chelsea as a free agent.

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