Chelsea agree to release Maurizio Sarri from his contract?
Chelsea are understood to have agreed to release Maurizio Sarri from his contract amid the Italian's interest in managing Juventus.
The 60-year-old recently secured his first trophy as a head coach after guiding the Blues to a comfortable Europa League final triumph over Arsenal.
Despite this, Sarri appears keen on succeeding Max Allegri as the next Bianconeri manager and Sky Italia reports that a deal could be close to completion with terms almost agreed on both sides.
As per the publication, the manager's representative has already held positive talks with the Blues' hierarchy and he has now flown to Turin to sort out the necessary formalities with the Serie A holders.
Chelsea are yet to find a replacement for their head coach but reports indicate that former player and Derby County boss Frank Lampard is the favourite to takeover the hot seat ahead of next season.
The Capital outfit are currently under a transfer ban for the next 12 months and that is expected to hamper their prospects of pursuing a world-class head coach, unless they are able to freeze their embargo.