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Published: 07:50 | 11/6/19

Sarri close to Chelsea exit


Maurizio Sarri is closing in on a move away from Chelsea after just one year at the helm.

The Italian has been linked with Juventus after admitting his desire to return to Italy and the London club are believed to be prepared to let him leave.

While an announcement has yet to be made, his exit appears to have been confirmed by Chelsea shareholder Hasan Nagoor.

The Saudi businessman who owns a box at Stamford Bridge and set up a Chelsea supporter’s club in his homeland, posted a picture of the Italian on his Instagram account alongside the caption 'Thank you Sarri.'

Sarri has another year 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 frustraion 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, but the 60-year-old admits he wants to return to Italy.

"For us Italians the call of home is strong," he said earlier this month. "I feel that something is missing. It has been a heavy year.

“I begin to feel the weight of distant friends and elderly parents I rarely see.

"But at my age, I only make professional choices. I won't be able to work for 20 years. It's hard work, the bench."

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