Chelsea manager latest: Blues agree deal for Maurizio Sarri to join Juventus - USA DAILY NEWS

Chelsea manager latest: Blues agree deal for Maurizio Sarri to join Juventus

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It is understood the Italian giants have agreed to pay a compensation fee in excess of £5million

Maurizio Sarri has left Chelsea to join Juventus after the two clubs finally reached an agreement, reports claim.

The Italian giants have reportedly agreed to pay a fee in excess of £5million and, according to Sky Italia, the deal could be announced later today.

Maurizio Sarri will return to Italy

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Maurizio Sarri will return to Italy

The 60-year-old is expected to sign a three-year contract to replace Massimiliano Allegri at Juve.

Sarri only joined Chelsea last summer after three years at Napoli, replacing fellow Italian Antonio Conte.

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He guided the Blues to third in the Premier League and won the Europa League, but still endured a tough campaign at Stamford Bridge with fans not convinced by his style of play.

Chelsea also reached the Carabao Cup final, but lost to Manchester City in a match overshadowed by goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga refusing to be substituted before the penalty shoot-out.

It appears Sarri has now opted to return to Italy and take over at Juve, the Serie A champions for the last eight seasons, who parted company with Allegri this summer.

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Allegri, 51, had been linked with the Chelsea job but announced on Thursday that he would be taking a year off to ‘recharge his batteries’.

Former Blues midfielder Frank Lampard, who led Derby to the Championship play-off final in his first season as a manager, is favourite to land the role.

Should he get the job, the 40-year-old would become Chelsea’s first permanent English manager in 23 years.

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