Chelsea set to sign Juventus defender for £31 million

Chelsea set to sign Juventus defender for £31 million

The report claims Martusciello has a reputation for developing young talent and overseeing long term strategy, and it was Sarri who recommended the 46-year-old to take the main job at Empoli - a club he left following relegation on the final day of his debut season at the helm.

Chelsea has had a disastrous defence to their Premier League title as the West London club finished fifth on the League table and unable to secure a Champions League spot for next campaign.

Maurizio Sarri's contractual situation with Napoli is expected to be sorted out by the end of June, according to Sky in Italy. The Belgian worldwide was also a target for Antonio Conte, who failed to convince the West Londoners to sign him for last two summer transfer windows. The 31-year-old scored 22 goals in all competitions and provided 9 assists for the side as well.

Chelsea could have to pay £4.5m if they were to employ Sarri before July 1 but that figure would go up to £7m after that date.

Joachim Low: 'Germany will not change game plan following Mexico loss'
When German centre back Mats Hummels lost possession deep in the Mexican half, Javier Hernandez was released through the middle. He has been in charge of Mexico since late 2015 and is called "El Profesor" - a sobriquet of ridicule, not respect.

Mertens showed what he's all about with a wonderful volley in Belgium's 3-0 win over Panama on Monday and the Telegraph's report adds that Sarri believes he would be "the ideal man" to line up on the right of a front three. With Pedro's Chelsea future uncertain as well, the need to bolster attack is urgent, with Mertens a possible solution on the right side of attack, where he will be able to link up with global teammate Eden Hazard.

The coach is known to be a master tactician and would also work well within the structure of the club's transfer policy.

Club legend Gianfranco Zola has been linked with a return to the Bridge and Sarri is believed to be keen to have the Italian with him at the club.

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