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Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri close to Juventus switch

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri watches his team in action
Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri watches his team in action

Chelsea have agreed a compensation deal worth in excess of £5million for manager Maurizio Sarri to join Juventus, Press Association Sport understands.

The 60-year-old will reportedly sign a three-year contract to replace Massimiliano Allegri at the Italian giants, with an announcement expected as early as Friday.

Sarri only joined Chelsea last summer after three years at Napoli, replacing fellow Italian Antonio Conte.

He guided the Blues to third in the Premier League and won the Europa League, but still endured a tough campaign at Stamford Bridge with fans not convinced by his style of play.

Chelsea also reached the Carabao Cup final, but lost to Manchester City in a match overshadowed by goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga refusing to be substituted before the penalty shoot-out.

It appears Sarri has now opted to return to Italy and take over at Juve, the Serie A champions for the last eight seasons, who parted company with Allegri this summer.

Allegri, 51, had been linked with the Chelsea job but announced on Thursday that he would be taking a year off to "recharge his batteries".

Former Blues midfielder Frank Lampard, who led Derby to the Sky Bet Championship play-off final in his first season as a manager, is favourite to land the role.

Should he get the job, the 40-year-old would become Chelsea's first permanent English manager in 23 years.

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Most Read Football

Get all the football gossip from the National Papers1

Paper Talk: PSG Pogba swap?

PSG have approached Manchester United about the possibility of directly swapping Neymar for Paul Pogba according to one of Tuesday's UK newspapers.

Frank Lampard2

Lampard in talks with Chelsea

Derby have given permission for Chelsea to speak to Frank Lampard about the vacant managerial position at Stamford Bridge, the Championship club have announced.

Garry Monk3

Newcastle draw up shortlist

Newcastle have begun drawing up a shortlist as they look for a replacement for manager Rafael Benitez after finally having to turn to plan B.

A complete list of every completed summer 2019 transfer window deal4

Transfer Window: Done Deals

Get all the complete signings in the summer 2019 football transfer window from the Premier League, Sky Bet EFL and Europe.

Nigel Martyn during his time at Leeds
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Martyn: Leeds need new faces in

Former Leeds United goalkeeper Nigel Martyn believes that the club deserve Premier League football, but need new faces in this summer.

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