Chelsea are said to have reached an agreement with former Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri over the possibility of making his long-awaited switch to the Stamford Bridge Stadium before the start of next season.
We understand that Chelsea are some days from officially declaring him as the manager to take over from his countryman Antonio Conte, who less impressive during last campaign.
Should Sarri finally become the Blues head coach, the Italian manager will surely make some changes to the team as he would want to add some players to the present squad while he will also make some players leave the West London Club.
It is widely speculated that Sarri would love to bring Gonzalo Higuain to the Blues training ground so as to serve as Alvaro Morata’s replacement in the upcoming season.
The manager is also reportedly going to reunite with the Naples defender Kalidou Koulibaly at Stamford Bridge.
However, the aforementioned players might need to wait until Sarri confirms the signing of former Manchester City player Stefan Jovetic, according to the Sun.
The British publication reports that the former Citizens’ defender, who failed to impress in his four-year stay at the Etihad Stadium under Roberto Mancini, is now Sarri’s top transfer target in the summer.
Having made just 11 Premier League starts for Manchester City after four years, the 27-year-old moved to Fiorentina where he rejuvenated his career. He later joined Atletico Madrid last season and he appeared in 37 matches to show that he’s ready to return back to the Premier League to prove a point.