Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri tips to remain in Italy

EPL By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 16/05/2018

Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri has been tipped to remain in Italy despite rumours linking him with a move to Chelsea, according to report in Gazzetta dello Sport.

Napoli narrowly lost the Serie A title to Juventus this season and the effort of Sarri has caught the eye of Chelsea chiefs who endured a difficult campaign with Antonio Conte.

Conte is expected to leave Stamford Bridge this summer and Sarri is the favourite to step into his shoes.

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Napoli directors are working tireless to ensure they keep the 59-year-old though and, according to Gazzetta Dello Sport, showdown talks have been penned in for Wednesday.

Napoli is set to offer Sarri a new contract worth £3.5m-a-year, but that is not the main issue.

The Italian manager is demanding the club invest heavily this summer and his request has reportedly caused issues between Sarri and Napoli board which could result in him leaving this summer.

Chelsea wants Sarri and the Stamford Bridge outfit is ready to offer him a high salary if he moves to London.