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Sarri’s agent meeting Chelsea over ‘final decision’, possible ‘exit strategy’ — report

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Defining the future

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According to Italian transfer oracle Gianluca Di Marzio, Maurizio Sarri’s agent, Fali Ramadani, is flying from Milan to London today to meet with Chelsea directors and figure out the “final decision” over the coach’s future.

While nothing’s claimed definitively, the tone of the report is in favor of Sarri leaving Chelsea for Juventus, with the agent looking to “free the coach” from Chelsea, and discussing what sort of compensation Juventus would have to pay (£5 million was rumored before).

While the expectation seems to be that Sarri’s future will be decided and known soon, such things in football never go that quickly or smoothly. We’ve already had months and months of rumors, and we’re certainly none the wiser.

That said, Chelsea’s position has been made quite clear even before last night’s Europa League victory. Sarri isn’t getting sacked. If Juventus want him, they’ll have to pay. If that’s what Sarri wants (which would run contrary to his public declarations), then his agent needs to get down to work.