Chelsea on alert as Serie A key man could leave club

Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri is set to meet Serie A giants owner Aurelio De Laurentiis this week following states he is leaving for the Premier League giants Chelsea.

The Blues have had Maurizio on their radar with reports speculating Chelsea will part company with Antonio Conte at the end of the campaign.

And according to the local free newspaper The London  Evening Standard, tensions are getting bigger between De Laurentiis and Sarri following states from the owner that the boss should have rotated his team more throughout their title push.

Sarri could depart from Naples team if a club triggers the £7 million release (buy-out) clause in his contract.

Partenopei maintained their Serie A trophy challenge throughout the campaign but a disappointing end to campaign allowed Juventus to clinch their seventh successive title with a 0-0 draw against Roma on Sunday.

Maurizio still has a year left on his current deal but with negotiations expected to happen this week, it is understood that Sarri would like a £3.5 million-per-year deal, trebling his present-day £1.3m salary.

It is also believed that Maurizio will want to rule transfers but owner De Laurentiis favours up-and-coming talent.