Chelsea end Sarri interest and want Blanc to replace Conte

Posted June 01, 2018

Mauro Icardi is Maurizio Sarri's "No 1 target" once he is appointed Chelsea manager, according to reports in Italy.

Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has admitted he held several talks with Chelsea's manager Antonio Conte about taking over from Maurizio Sarri at the Stadio San Paolo. However, the Italian club have not yet sacked Sarri and are holding out for the £7m they are entitled to as compensation for him under the terms of his contract.

Speculation has been rife all season that the Italian would be replaced at the end of the campaign and he could be set to make way for fellow compatriot Sarri, who departed Napoli last week.

"I have taken things from him, like I have from the rest of the managers".

"I heard the news through the TV and the newspapers", Insigne told Corriere dello Sport (Via Football Italia).

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"I have to congratulate De Laurentiis who has pulled off a big coup, because he's brought the most decorated Italian coach, who has won so much overseas, to Napoli". He's not someone who'll use Napoli as a stepping stone.

The Italy global does a lot with those passes too, as he has contributed 90 chances for his club in Serie A, with nine of them creating goals for his teammates.

Sarri is the overwhelming favourite to replace Conte at Chelsea.

"And what will be this summer will be and as players we have no influence over that and I'm sure you will get your answers to your questions in the next month or so".

"We started to collaborate together for two days in Rome and then with Ancelotti first in London, then in Canada".

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