Chelsea will reportedly allow senior man Maurizio Sarri his request to join Italian giants Juventus this summer.
According to ESPN, the Blues will grant the 60-year-old manager a move back to Serie A to link up with heavyweights Juventus.
It is understood that Sarri told Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia on Friday that he wants to exit Stamford Bridge and fill the vacant role at the Allianz Stadium.
The report details the Premier League team weren’t planning to sack the Italian boss, but open to the idea of his exit if someone made an approach to buy him out of his contract.
He only moved to England last summer on a two-year deal with the option for a third, which is why it could cost £5million in compensation for Juventus.
ESPN’s report mentions Laurent Blanc, Massimiliano Allegri or Frank Lampard as potential candidates lined up.
According to Goal, Sarri has already agreed a deal with Juventus and was waiting to hear the outcome of his request to Chelsea
Sarri’s one-year reign looks like it could be coming to a brief end and it will be interesting to see how it will go down with supporters.
He’s had a lot of doubters from the start and his attacking style of football has meant mixed results on the pitch, but ultimately he got the club back in the Champions League with a third-placed Premier League finish and also beat Arsenal 4-1 in the Europa League final.