Maurizio Sarri send cryptic tweet? claiming £70m signing is heading to Chelsea

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Chelsea are in advance talks over a deal to bring in the Italian manager Maurizio Sarri to replace Antonio Conte and report claims he wants his former defender Kalidou Koulibaly to come along with him

The report also claims Sarri is planning a raid on Inter Milan and wants to bring both midfielder Matias Vecino and coach Giovanni Martusciello to Chelsea.

Express Sport understands Sarri’s agents are in London this week for talks and the deal is set to be completed in the next few days.

He has already agreed a two year deal with an option for a third with Chelsea, but his extraction from his deal at Napoli has proved complicated and is likely to cost Blues owner Roman Abramovich some £3.5m in compensation.

The Express also claims the Italian manager is already working on a deal to make Juventus Miralem Pjanic his first signing when he becomes the Blues manager.

Moggi took to Twitter saying simply:”# Sarri # Pjanic # Chelsea”.

Fans were quick to react on the Tweet and believe the Juve midfielder is already on his way to Stamford Bridge to link up with the former Napoli boss.

“When Moggi speaks the ground shakes, he’s coming”, said one fan.

Another added: “Miralem Pjanic is on his way to Chelsea this summer.”

However, bookies have back Pjanic to make the switch to Stamford Bridge should Sarri become the manager.

A BetStars spokesperson said: “Chelsea look to be in the running to sign Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic after Juve’s ex-CEO Luciano Moggi sent a tweet including the hashtags #Pjanic and #Chelsea.

“As a result, we have the Blues as the clear market favourites to land the highly rated playmaker at odds of 2/1.

“Should Juventus be willing to listen to offers for Pjanic, it is likely Chelsea would face competition in their bid to sign the 28-year-old, and we have Barcelona next up in the market at 11/2.

“Having failed in their bid to sign Antoine Griezmann, the Catalan club will have a hefty transfer kitty to spend this summer, and could identify the Bosnian as a replacement for the out-going Andres Iniesta.

“A host of Premier League clubs are ranked as outsiders in the Pjanic transfer saga.

“Manchester United are priced at 7/1, whilst Liverpool and Arsenal can be found at 8/1 and 12/1 respectively to complete a deal for the midfielder.”

Pjanic is currently valued at £70million and he has been an intriguing part of Juventus who won the Serie A two times consecutively.



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