Maurizio Sarri’s move to Chelsea has been all but confirmed by Napoli star Lorenzo Insigne.
Chelsea have earmarked Sarri as their number one choice to replace Antonio Conte, who is expected to be sacked after just two seasons at Stamford Bridge.
Napoli replaced Sarri with former Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti last week and Sarri is believed to be keen on taking over in west London.
Sarri made Napoli one of the most attractive teams in Europe and Insigne has dropped a big hint that his former boss is heading for Chelsea.
‘If I sit on the Chelsea bench, I will be happy because he did well with Napoli and our football was appreciated by everyone,’ Insigne told Corriere dello Sport. ‘I wish him good luck and I hope he brings his mentality there.’
replacement If Conte leaves Chelsea he does so having won two trophies in two seasons at the club.
The Italian won the Premier League in his first season and beat Manchester United in the FA Cup final in May – in what is likely to be his final game in charge of the Blues.