Juventus did make an offer to Pep Guardiola worth €20m per year, but he turned it down, while now Chelsea are trying to keep hold of Maurizio Sarri, it’s reported.
The Bianconeri are still without a Coach over a month after confirming Max Allegri was dismissed.
As the delays drag on, different scenarios are opening up and reports are coming in from all over Europe.
According to Eurosport, Juve did indeed make an offer to Manchester City manager Guardiola worth €20m per year, a story that had already appeared in Tuttosport several weeks ago.
However, unlike the claims that continue to suggest he signed a pre-contract agreement or had given them any kind of guarantee, this source insists Guardiola rejected it immediately.
The Bianconeri turned to Sarri instead and Chelsea had been expected to release him after a gentlemen’s agreement as soon as they found a replacement.
However, The Sun maintain in Wednesday’s paper that Chelsea are so unimpressed by the potential candidates, they’re making a last-ditch bid to change Sarri’s mind.
His debut season at Stamford Bridge was criticised by many, yet he won the Europa League, took them to third place in the Premier League and only lost the Carabao Cup Final on penalties to Manchester City.
SportItalia transfer expert Alfredo Pedullà, who is notoriously close to Sarri, claims the Coach has already held a conference call with Juventus players to reassure them about the approach he will be taking next season.
He expects the announcement to arrive by Thursday, at an absolute push Friday.