Friday June 1 2018
Sarri agent: 'Who are Chelsea?'

Maurizio Sarri’s agent brushed off questions about Chelsea after talks reportedly broke down. “Are they a football club?”

The Coach was fired by Napoli to make way for Carlo Ancelotti, but under Italian rules, his contract remains valid until it is terminated by mutual consent.

There was the option of activating a release clause worth €8m, but that expired last night and therefore is no longer relevant.

Chelsea had been expected to pay the sum, but refused to go ahead with it, asking Sarri to extricate himself from the contract first.

Sportitalia caught up with Sarri’s agent, Alessandro Pellegrini, and he made some surprising comments when asked about the situation.

“I don’t know who Chelsea are, are they a football club? We only know about Napoli. If I knew what was going to happen, I'd have bought a lottery ticket."

This follows reports on Sky Sports that Chelsea were put off by Sarri's previous 'behaviour,' specifically a homophobic slur he aimed at Roberto Mancini.

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