Sarri's agent tells Chelsea: Pay his €8m release clause if you want him!

Comments()
The Napoli manager's agent Alessandro Pellegrini has revealed that the Blues must pay up if they want the Italian to replace Antonio Conte

Maurizio Sarri's representative has told Chelsea they will have to pay his €8 million release clause (£7m/$9m) if they want to prise him away from Napoli. 

As revealed by Goal, Chelsea have made contact with Sarri as they weigh up their potential candidates to replace Antonio Conte, with the Italian having guided Napoli to their second runners-up finish in three Serie A seasons.

The 59-year-old, who has an €8m release clause in his contract, has held talks with outspoken president Aurelio De Laurentiis over his future.

Russian giants Zenit have reportedly offered €4m per season to lure Sarri to the club following Roberto Mancini's departure, while he has apparently been lined up as a replacement for Mauricio Pochettino, should he leave Tottenham.

De Laurentiis has also hinted that Sarri might be on his way out of the Serie A club after saying "time has run out", while the manager's own post-match comments after the final match of the season also seemed to suggest he was soon to depart

However, Sarri's agent Alessandro Pellegrini has insisted there have been no offers for the Napoli boss, stating that any interested parties will need to pay the release clause to get their man.

Article continues below

"We haven't received any offers from Chelsea, Tottenham, Milan or Zenit," Pellegrini told Sport Express.

"Could Sarri leave? For a club to appoint him, they need to pay his €8m release clause."

Napoli ended their season with a 2-1 win over relegated Crotone on Sunday as they finished four points adrift of champions Juventus.

Next article:
Icardi happy at Inter, wants contract renewal
Next article:
Why Chelsea can’t take Man Utd lightly – Giggs
Next article:
Ask 32,000 Gibraltarians if the Nations League is meaningless - Styche
Next article:
Know your enemy: The Philippines Azkals
Next article:
More touches, more chances, more freedom: Sarri showing Mourinho how to get the best out of Hazard
Close