Chelsea Manager, Maurizio Sarri’s proposed move to Italian side, Juventus has reportedly stalled with the west London side demanding the Italian champions pay the manager’s £5.3m release clause.
According to Sky in Italy, Chelsea are not willing to let their manager go except Juventus pay the release clause in full.
The Italian’s future has been the subject of debate all season. He endured consistent criticism from a significant portion of the club’s supporters throughout last season.
Speaking to the media after his side’s UEFA Europa League triumph last Wednesday, Sarri said he was going to hold talks with Chelsea’s director, Marina Granovskaia to discuss his future.
Amid reports he could leave the club to join Juventus, Sarri, on Tuesday said he misses Italy.
“For us Italians the call of home is strong,” Sarri told Vanity Fair.
“I feel that something is missing. It has been a heavy year. I begin to feel the weight of distant friends and elderly parents I rarely see.
“But at my age, I only make professional choices. I won’t be able to work for 20 years. It’s hard work, the bench.”
The 60-year-old led Chelsea to third in the Premier League, the Carabao Cup final and won the Europa League after thrashing their London rivals, Arsenal in the final on 29 May.
The trophy marked the first major honour of Sarri’s managerial career.