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Chelsea unwilling to pay clause for former Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri?

Chelsea unwilling to pay clause for former Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri?

The 48-year-old is nearly certain to end his time at Chelsea this summer, but he is prepared to make the Blues pay the full compensation he is entitled to before he leaves the club; it has been claimed to be as much as €20m. Last week, Napoli appointed Carlo Ancelotti to succeed Sarri as their new manager.

"I would love to see Sarri in the Premier League", the Spaniard told Tuttosport.

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has claimed he would love to see a certain Italian manager, now linked with Chelsea, in the Premier League.

"Often a coach is judged on wins, but you've also got to look at the shape as well as the substance - Sarri had Empoli and Napoli playing great football, and he did a fantastic job".

"His teams are a real joy to watch".

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Napoli missed out on the Serie A title this past season, surrendering it to Juventus in the final weeks of the campaign.

A banker until the age of 40, Sarri started his managerial career in Tuscany, managing a series of minor clubs.

The west London club are keen to amicably come to terms with Conte before they make a move for Sarri. "For somebody like me, who loves watching games at home on the sofa, Napoli are spectacular and his brand of football is a joy to watch".

The Italian then managed well with the loss of Gonzalo Higuain to Juventus, pushing Napoli to third using Dries Mertens as a centre-forward, and that followed into last season with the Partenopei finishing second after another yet of entering the winter break top of the league.