Maurizio Sarri ‘agrees terms with Juventus’ including huge pay hike

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Juventus want Maurizio Sarri to be there next manager and have already agreed a deal with the Italian, according to reports.

The Italian champions are on the lookout for a new boss after confirming that Massimiliano Allegri will leave the club at the end of the season.

And the Daily Mail report that the Serie A side have identified Chelsea boss Sarri as their first choice to replace the 51-year-old, who led the club to five successive league titles.

Sarri only joined Chelsea last summer and still has two years remaining on his £5m-a-season contract at Stamford Bridge.

However, the publication claims that Juventus are confident they can reach an agreement with the Premier League club and will intensify their pursuit after Wednesday’s Europa League final.

Sarri joined Chelsea from Napoli last summer

Sarri’s return to Italy is also set to bring an increase to his salary, with claims that he has already agreed in principle a three-year deal with the club featuring an annual salary of £6.2 million.

Although Juventus have been linked with an approach for Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino, it is claimed that Sarri is seen as a more realistic target, with Chelsea thought to be open to letting the Italian leave if suitable compensation is agreed.

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Juventus also know the Chelsea boss well from his time in charge of Napoli and the 60-year-old old is held in high regard in Italy.

Under Sarri, Napoli became one of the Bianconeri’s closest challengers in the league and finished as runners-up in both 2016 and 2018.

Juventus are looking for a successor to Massimiliano Allegri

However, the Italian has struggled to find the same success in England after a turbulent first season at Stamford Bridge.

Despite seeing his style of play regularly criticised by large numbers of the club’s supporters, Sarri was able to guide Chelsea to a top-four finish and the League Cup final.

The Chelsea boss also has the chance to end the season with some silverware when his side face Arsenal in the Europa League final on Wednesday.

The Blues are missing several key players for the Baku showpiece, with Antonio Rudiger, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ruben Loftus-Cheek all definitely out while N’Golo Kante remains a doubt.

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