Chelsea will not prevent Maurizio Sarri from joining Juventus if they are willing to pay £5M in compensation, according to Standard Sport.
While it’s claimed in the report that Chelsea are not intending on a change of management, Standard Sport’s understanding is that the path to Turin will be paved if Juve cough up.
The magic number is £5M, per Standard Sport, which is a small price to pay for a new manager, especially for a club with Juventus’ financial power.
The report notes that the Serie A champions will shelve their interest until after the Europa League final, when this situation may then be set to develop.
Why Chelsea’s stance should stiffen
Chelsea have always threatened to break into the truly elite bracket at the top of football. The Real Madrid’s, Bayern Munich’s and Barcelona’s of the game.
While our inconsistencies in recent times and absence from the Champions League have prevented us from doing so, we’re certainly not a million miles away.
Juventus are another club who sit proudly at the summit of the football world. They’re one of the biggest clubs on the planet, and they’re reportedly interested in our manager.
While Sarri’s debut season at Chelsea hasn’t been entirely straightforward, his methods have proven to be compatible with the direction this club wishes to go in.
If Juventus are as interested in poaching Sarri as Standard Sport’s report suggests, it ought to be an indicator to the Chelsea board of just how good a manager we have.
Allowing him to walk out the door in such a straightforward manner would be a questionable decision – and who would bet against him going on to succeed at Juve?