Napoli president confirms Sarri and Jorginho’s moves to Chelsea

first_imgMaurizio Sarri is to become Chelsea manager and Jorginho is to join him at Stamford Bridge, Napoli’s president Aurelio De Laurentiis has confirmed.The Blues have been heavily linked with Sarri, who was replaced as Napoli boss by Carlo Ancelotti last month, and he is now on the verge of taking over from Antonio Conte. silverware REVEALED smart causal REAL DEAL De Laurentiis also addressed Jorginho’s situation, as he officially unveiled Ancelotti as Napoli’s new coach on Wednesday.The playmaker was expected to join Manchester City but will now head to Chelsea, having decided he wants to live on London.De Laurentiis added: “Jorginho? Although we consider him to be a great player, for the sake of Ancelotti’s style of football and knowing that the interest from Chinese clubs in (Napoli midfielder Marek) Hamsik was relative, we decided to assess the bids, which originally came from City. Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? possible xi England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won 2 How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Sarri looks close to taking over from Antonio Conte Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT possible standings REVEALED Latest Chelsea News shining Jorginho will cost Chelsea £57.5m Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars 2 tense Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City gameday cracker Sarri spent three seasons in charge of Napoli but was unable to wrestle the title from Juventus, finishing fifth, second and third.Conte, meanwhile, won the Premier League title in his first season in England, but came under incessant pressure during a difficult second campaign which ended on a high with him lifting the FA Cup.De Laurentiis announced on Wednesday: “Sarri is close to being the new Chelsea manager.“My lawyers are in talks with his lawyers to finalise everything.” “I have to apologise to Khaldoon (Al Mubarak, the Manchester City chairman), because I closed a deal with him 15 days ago, but Jorginho would prefer to live in London than Manchester, I can understand that and especially if Chelsea pay him more.“My agreement with (Chelsea owner Roman) Abramovich (on Jorginho) is irrespective of whether or not Sarri ends up taking charge of the Blues.”Jorginho was seen boarding a plane to London on Wednesday morning to finalise his move to Chelsea.last_img

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