Thursday December 6 2018
Agent: ‘Chelsea could return for Hysaj’

The agent of Napoli full-back Elseid Hysaj “can’t rule out resuming negotiations with Chelsea in January”.

Blues Coach Maurizio Sarei wanted to bring the Albanian with him to Stamford Bridge in the summer, but President Aurelio De Laurentiis demanded assurances the English side wouldn’t active any release clauses before he freed Sarri from his contract.

Hysaj has struggled in a more attacking role under Carlo Ancelotti this season, and after yesterday’s warning his representative won’t rule out a move to Chelsea next month.

“I can’t rule out resuming negotiations with Chelsea in January,” Mario Giuffredi said on Radio Crc.

“We know there was contact in the summer because Sarri wanted him, and we also know that [Davide] Zappacosta is not to the liking of the Coach.

“We’ll see how it goes, anything could happen.

“The Coach [Ancelotti] really rates the player, he hasn’t played as much in the Champions League for purely tactical reasons.

“Ancelotti is a great Coach because he knows how to adapt the formation or tactical approach based on the opponent.

“Now that there’s some rotation it’s not correct to say Hysaj has lost his place. It only seems anomalous because in recent seasons he always played.”

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