Chelsea will demand a £5million fee to allow Maurizio Sarri to be released from his current contract and join Juventus this summer as their head coach.
The Blues have become increasingly concerned whether the ex-Napoli manager is still committed to the club and would allow him to leave for Turin and take over the helm with the Italian powerhouses ahead of next seasons campaign.
Goal reports that the Chelsea hierarchy want a manager who is passionate about working in west London to lead them next season.
Sarri has publicly insisted that he remains committed to the club, but there are doubts within the Chelsea boardroom.
The Italian’s first season in charge has been tainted with criticism, despite guiding the Blues to a third-place finish and guaranteeing Champions League football next season.
The 60-year-old is to meet with the club’s directors in the days that follow the Europa League final to seek assurances of his future. Though the interest from Juve may allow Chelsea to move on without having to take action.
Serie A winners Juventus are searching for a new boss after Massimiliano Allegri departed at the end of the season and reports suggest that moves are already being made to bring Sarri to the Italian giants.
It was also rumoured that AS Roma and AC Milan had also shown an interest in the appointment of Sarri, but it is understood that the Bianconeri is the more likely scenario if he were to leave Chelsea this summer.
Sarri has a strong reputation in Italy, with many deeming his first season in English football as successful after leading them to third in the Premier League and to two cup finals in the Europa League and Carabao Cup.
However, Sarri was regularly targeted by fans during the second half of the season with a significant number of supporters disagreeing with the way he plays football and some of the decisions he has made.