Wednesday July 11 2018
Napoli lawyer confirms Chelsea 'pact'

Napoli’s lawyer confirms they met with Chelsea and Maurizio Sarri’s representatives, organising a “pact of non-belligerence on the market.”

The Coach was technically fired and replaced with Carlo Ancelotti, but still remains under contract with the Partenopei.

It is reported a deal will soon be done to hand Chelsea both Sarri and midfielder Jorginho for a total of €65m.

“There is a lot happening at the moment,” Napoli lawyer Mattia Grassani told Radio CRC.

“There was a meeting in Rome at the offices of (President Aurelio) De Laurentiis, without Sarri. We exchanged views with the English club and the Coach’s lawyers: this matter is 10 times more complicated compared to when he arrived.

“The issue is there are so many clauses that De Laurentiis is looking after personally. He wants to leave nothing to chance for the rest of the years that Sarri will be on the Chelsea bench, assuming that should happen.”

This fuels reports that the contracts will include written pledges that Sarri won’t raid the Napoli squad for players, especially those who have release clauses.

“These are dynamics that we have been facing and should be concluded by the end of the week, but it’s still a work in progress.

“Let’s just say that there is a pact of non-belligerence on the transfer market, we can call it that.”

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