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Published: 08:53 | 14/6/19

Chelsea and Juve reach Sarri agreement


Chelsea have agreed a deal with Juventus that will see manager Maurizio Sarri move to the Serie A club.

Sarri has another two years to run on the contract he signed when he succeeded Antonio Conte last summer but he has endured a difficult season at Stamford Bridge with fans regularly voicing their frustration at his playing style.

As well as winning the Europa League, Chelsea finished third in the Premier League and reached the final of the Carabao Cup, only to be beaten by Manchester City on penalties.

However, earlier this month he admitted he wanted to return to Italy and Chelsea have now reached an agreement which will clear the way for him to join Serie A champions Juventus.

Confirmation of the deal could come on Friday but it has been reported that the two clubs have agreed a compensation fee in excess of £5million.

Former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard has been linked with a return to Stamford Bridge as Sarri successor but the Blues have yet to approach Championship side Derby.

Whoever takes over as manager will have to plan without Eden Hazard following his move to Real Madrid as well as being unable to bring in any new players due to the club's transfer ban - Chelsea have been banned from signing players for the next two transfer windows.

Although they have lodge an appeal with the Court of Arbitration for Sport, the ban will not be suspended pending the final outcome.

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