Maurizio Sarris representatives will fly to London on Thursday to begin talks with Chelsea over replacing Antonio Conte at Stamford Bridge, reports claim.
The Italian coach was sacked by Napoli on Wednesday – with Carlo Ancelotti announced as his replacement just hours after being shown the door – and he is now pondering his next club.
Sarri has two options for his first job outside of Italy.
First, his agent Alessandro Pellegrini and other representatives will fly to London for discussions with Chelsea to learn how much they would offer him and the general terms of any deal on the table.
Then he will hold talks with Zenit St Petersburg in Russia, according to DiMarzio.
Sarri has emerged as Chelseas first choice replacement for Conte – who is set to be sacked despite winning the Premier League and FA Cup in his first two seasons in charge at Stamford Bridge.
However, he is not the only manager under consideration.
Former Barcelona chief Luis Enrique has held talks with the club, while ex-Paris Saint-Germain and France boss Laurent Blanc is also well thought of.
Mauricio Pochettino has his admirers within Stamford Bridge but its thought that negotiations with Tottenham Hotspur would be too difficult in order to see him join another Premier League club.
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