Maurizio Sarri wants one of his favourite Chelsea players, and it’s not Jorginho

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Maurizio Sarri is soon expected to be confirmed as new manager of Lazio, as he’s currently without a job.

The former Chelsea boss left the club for Juventus in 2019, and lasted just one season in charge of Juventus before being sacked in August 2020.

Sarri will be tasked with helping Lazio push for a top four finish, after ending the past season in 6th place and 23 points off champions Inter Milan.

Maurizio Sarri has compiled a list of players he would like to work with at Lazio, and the main man on his list is Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

According to Corriere dello Sport, Loftus-Cheek will be the first player to be targeted by Sarri upon resumption as Lazio manager.

The 25-year-old has looked short of confidence since suffering a long-term injury just before the Europa League final.

Loftus-Cheek put in his best Chelsea performance under Sarri and was even hailed by Owen Hargreaves as an unstoppable force at the time.

Sarri believes he can bring back the Chelsea midfielder to his best form, and Lazio will soon ask Chelsea to sign the player on loan with the the option to buy at the end of the season for a pre-agreed fee.

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