Chelsea news: Bruce Buck meets Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli in Baku ‘to discuss £5million Maurizio Sarri deal’

29 May

Chelsea chief Bruce Buck has met Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli in Baku on the day of the club’s Europa League final against Arsenal.

Images released by Italian outlet Tuttosport showed the pair sitting together at a Four Seasons hotel.

Blues boss Maurizio Sarri is set to leave the club at the end of the season – even if they beat the Gunners on Wednesday night, in a game which is LIVE on talkSPORT.

The Italian, who has two years left on his Chelsea deal, has been tipped to succeed departing manager Massimiliano Allegri at Juventus next term.

And The Sun claim Stamford Bridge chiefs will let Sarri leave in a £5million compensation deal with Juve.

Maurizio Sarri has guided Chelsea to a third-placed Premier League finish and two cup finals in his first season at Stamford Bridge

It is believed that Sarri will hold showdown talks with the Blues board immediately after his side’s clash with Arsenal.

The former Napoli boss stormed out of a training session on Tuesday following a bust-up between David Luiz and Gonzalo Higuain.

Sarri also reportedly angered Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich for appearing annoyed at having to travel to the US to play in a charity game, just two weeks before the Europa League final.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who ended the regular season in fine form, ruptured his Achilles tendon while playing against New England Revolution in the friendly.

Chelsea legend Frank Lampard is the favourite to replace Sarri in the Stamford Bridge hotseat.

The former England midfielder guided Derby to the Championship play-off final in his debut managerial season.