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Sarri agrees personal terms with Juventus — report

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It’s happening?

The Maurizio Sarri train seems to be vertical tiki-taka-ing itself directly back to Italy, Juventus specifically, after just one season at Chelsea. It’s not all signed, sealed, and delivered just yet, but according to the Mail, personal terms have been agreed and Sarri’s even due a pay rise of £1.2m!

Of course, personal terms are only just that, personal terms, with a heavy dose of agents and representatives (holla back, Fali Ramadani!) involved and meddling as well, surely. Eden Hazard reportedly agreed personal terms — or come to an “agreement in principle” — with Real Madrid about six million times in the last few years.

Beyond the headline, the report is rather light on details of this supposed personal agreement, but does expect Juventus and Chelsea to hash out the details of the move pretty quickly after the conclusion of the Europa League final and the season as a whole. That part certainly fits with the narrative so far.

Previous reports made it clear that Chelsea will not sack Sarri (and thus have to pay him off), but instead expect Juventus to pay around €5m for the opportunity to make him their next manager after Max Allegri.

The Mail’s report goes even one step beyond the most recent reports out of Italy, where Sarri remains just the number one candidate for the Old Lady (and frequent front page material for the sports dailies).

(Gotta love the typical Sky “BREAKING NEWS” on something that’s at least a week old.)