Juventus will reportedly wait until after the Europa League Final to formally request Maurizio Sarri’s signature, with Chelsea ready to accept a €5m compensation.
According to British newspaper The Sun, Juve have made indirect approaches towards the former Napoli Coach, but out of respect for the upcoming Europa League Final against Arsenal, they are holding off on anything more concrete.
Straight after that game in Baku on May 29, the Bianconeri can ask what Chelsea want in compensation to release Sarri from his contract.
The answer is expected to be €5m, freeing up the Blues to bring in Frank Lampard from Derby County.
Juve’s primary targets, Pep Guardiola and Mauricio Pochettino, both seem inclined to remain at current clubs Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur.
Other contenders for the role include Lazio’s Simone Inzaghi and Bologna boss Sinisa Mihajlovic.
All the Italian papers now point towards Sarri as the hot favourite to take over at Juventus, which could also see Gonzalo Higuain return from his loan spell at Chelsea.
La Gazzetta dello Sport claims he is asking for a €6m per year salary to take the job.