- Napoli chief Aurelio De Laurentiis promises to be reasonable over Maurizio Sarri.
- Sarri is thought to be the frontrunner to replace Antonio Conte as Chelsea boss.
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Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has insisted that he will be reasonable with any potential suitors for manager Maurizio Sarri.
This is an incredibly strange situation Sarri finds himself in. He failed to provide Napoli with his commitment to remain at the club, presumably due to reported interest from Chelsea and Zenit.
That forced De Laurentiis and Napoli into action, as they appointed Premier League winning former Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti as the club’s new manager. A shrewd move, but a bizarre one considering that they still have their previous manager on their books.
Regardless, De Laurentiis has promised that he will be reasonable with any club that is hoping to poach Sarri from Napoli. The situation is clear, if we want the Italian to be managing us come the start of next season, we need to meet his €8M release clause.
De Laurentiis is quoted by Corriere dello Sport saying:
“If anyone comes to negotiate for him, I will be very reasonable. I am not a vindictive person and, I repeat, Sarri will always have my thanks. I have always been very polite to him, I have always supported him.”
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