Juventus move ends Maurizio Sarri’s unhappy marriage with Chelsea

Tanya Simon
June 19, 2019

Reports say compensation has been agreed between Chelsea and Juventus for Sarri, who won the Europa League last month, to leave.

And Sportsmail understands there is a growing determination at Stamford Bridge to bring back more of the club's legends.

Chelsea now can not recruit a replacement with the club serving a two-window transfer ban handed down by Federation Internationale de Football Association.

Derby could hold out for £4million to hand Chelsea the green light for talks with Lampard, but the Blues would likely be unfazed given their impressive return on the severance package with Juventus over Sarri.

The hold-up is believed to come from Chelsea's end, as Sky Sports claim they want assurances from Derby over the availability of Frank Lampard before they will sign off on any potential move.

Lampard spent some time behind the scenes at Chelsea when completing his coaching badges, so still retains detailed knowledge of the Stamford Bridge set-up.

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Lampard would look to take his partner in crime and former Chelsea colleague Jodie Morris with him as his number two, so it could be a nice little reunion in South West London should the move happen. "If he feels ready I don't think it is too early".

Chelsea have lost their best player, Eden Hazard, they are facing a two window transfer embargo and have now fallen behind the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool.

Sarri arrived from Napoli in July 2018 and led Chelsea to third place in the league to secure a Champions league spot and then won the Europa League by beating Arsenal 4-1 in Baku.

The ex-Chelsea man would jump at the chance to manage his former club I'm sure, but, having just lost their best player in Eden Hazard to Real Madrid and now being under a transfer embargo, perhaps this might be a fairly hard time to take the reigns.

Juventus believe Sarri's taskmaster approach will prove the ideal follow-up after Massimiliano Allegri's departure.

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