Maurizio Sarri is planning to overhaul Chelsea’s playing squad when appointed Blues manager by bringing four of his Napoli players to Stamford Bridge.
Sarri, the Italian, is expected to be announced as Chelsea manager in the coming weeks, succeeding compatriot Antonio Conte following his two seasons in west London.
The 59-year-old remains contracted to Napoli despite Carlo Ancelotti already being announced as their new manager, and talks between the Serie A club and Chelsea over the transfer of Sarri had been held up due to disputes over the release clause in his deal.
However, reports suggest Sarri’s move to Chelsea has progressed, and he is already said to be drawing up a shortlist of transfer targets.
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And, according to the Mirror, he wants to bring four Napoli players to west London when confirmed as manager of the Stamford Bridge club.
Elseid Hysaj, the full-back, Raul Albiol, the central defender, and forwards Jose Callejon and Dries Mertens are the reported targets.
There are no indications as to whether Ancelotti would allow four key players to leave the San Paolo, especially as a fifth, Jorginho, is already in talks over a move to Manchester City.
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