Maurizio Sarri has emphasised the need for Chelsea to sign an alternative to Jorginho following the departure of Cesc Fabregas to Monaco.
Bournemouth will not be letting star striker Callum Wilson leave the club no matter how much money is thrown at them in the way of transfer fees.
Maurizio Sarri believes it is impossible for Willian to leave Chelsea in January amid reports of the Blues winger being the subject of a cash-plus-player bid from Barcelona.
Maurizio Sarri has hit out at Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich over their very public pursuit of Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi, calling the club’s conduct unprofessional.
The highly-rated youngster has been the subject of interest from the Bavarians this January. Reports have stated three bids had already been rejected by the west London club, while a fourth, believed to be £35 million, is still being evaluated by the Blues.
Chelsea have so far failed to persuade the 18-year-old to sign a fresh five-year deal first offered last summer owing to a lack of first-team opportunities for the England youth international. With Hudson-Odoi understood to be determined to leave Stamford Bridge, a decision will likely be taken by the club board after Saturday’s match against Newcastle.
Bayern’s public pursuit of Hudson-Odoi angers Chelsea
In an interview with a German newspaper, Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic declared the club’s massive intent on signing Hudson-Odoi. Salihamidzic stated the winger is someone they “really want to sign”. The public declaration of interest by Salihamidzic now has angered Chelsea. Head coach Sarri said the German champions acted without respect in their public pursuit of the London native.
“I think it’s not professional, because they are talking about a player under contract at Chelsea, so they didn’t respect our club, I think,” said the Chelsea boss to reporters.
“Then I don’t know what more to say, I don’t know the situation [with any potential transfer]. I am very happy with the player, because he’s improving a lot, I think, in the defensive phase.
“Now he must improve in movements without the ball, but he’s working very well at the moment. I’m very happy with the player and I’d like to have him in the future.”
Sarri again expresses disdain of transfer market
Sarri then went on to express his disinterest regarding the transfer market yet again. “It’s crazy to have a market of 30 days in this moment of the season, because we play every three days, so we need rest,” added Sarri.
“It’s crazy. I think the January market window would be better for one week or 10 days, no more.”
Maurizio Sarri thinks Callum Hudson-Odoi should reject the advances of Bayern Munich because staying at Chelsea would be better for him.
Chelsea star N’Golo Kante has revealed that he has no issues playing in his new advanced midfield role under Maurizio Sarri and added that he has, in fact, been deployed in the position before.
Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has admitted that he was caught unaware by the Blues’ signing of Christian Pulisic. Pulisic joined the Blues on Tuesday from Borussia Dortmund and was immediately loaned back to the Bundesliga club for the rest of the season.
Callum Hudson-Odoi has enjoyed a breakthrough into the Chelsea first team this season and following his involvement, largely in the Europa League, Maurizio Sarri has been waxing lyrical about his potential.
Eden Hazard has expressed his happiness at playing in a central attacking role for Chelsea under Maurizio Sarri.
Former Chelsea star Michael Essien has revealed that he is impressed by the work that Maurizio Sarri has been doing as manager of the club. Sarri was appointed as manager of the Blues last summer following the sacking of Antonio Conte.
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Chelsea assistant manager Gianfranco Zola believes that Maurizio Sarri can keep his job at the end of the season, even if he does not steer the Blues to a major trophy.
Chelsea icon Pat Nevin has expressed his approval regarding the use of Eden Hazard in a central-attacking role under Maurizio Sarri’s free-flowing style of football.
Chelsea assistant coach Gianfranco Zola has urged the Blues to attain consistency in playing the Maurizio Sarri way, or Sarri-ball, as it is affectionately called.
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Antonio Rudiger has revealed the explosive rant that Maurizio Sarri had after their loss against Wolverhampton Wanderers that inspired them to victory over current champions Manchester City.
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Former Premier League forward and current pundit Paolo di Canio has called on Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri to reiterate his philosophy’s attacking points in the final third to the Blues frontline.
Former Premier League star and current pundit Danny Higginbotham has given his opinion regarding the midfield situation at Chelsea, while also advocating for Ruben Loftus-Cheek to play a more significant role in the starting XI.
Former Chelsea favourite Tommy Langley insists the Blues need Maurizio Sarri to issue a rallying call while also stressing the importance of having leaders in the squad.
Maurizio Sarri is undoubtedly a talented coach but he has yet to bag a major trophy and will be keen to rectify that in his first season at Chelsea.
Former Chelsea and current Fulham manager Claudio Ranieri has praised current Blues boss Maurizio Sarri, saying his countryman is a great coach who is worthy to be in a top club like the west London side.
Callum Hudson-Odoi has expressed his delight at a spectacular night for the Blues in their emphatic win against PAOK at the Europa League on Thursday.
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Olivier Giroud has given his backing to N’Golo Kante amidst the scrutiny regarding Maurizio Sarri’s decision to play the Chelsea midfielder in the right of a midfield three.