Juventus superstar and main man Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly given the green light for the club to sign Chelsea’s Maurizio Sarri as their next head coach.

Sarri is said to be close to leaving Stamford Bridge and talks are still ongoing. His agent, Fali Ramadani, reportedly flew to London to discuss terms of the Italian’s exit from Chelsea. Italian outfit, Tuttosport, said that the Portuguese international has given his approval of Sarri’s move. He added that he is equally excited to play for the Italian tactician. Ronaldo also said that he is willing to play for someone who has developed strikers like Dries Mertens and Gonzalo Higuain.

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For his part, Sarri said, “For us Italians, the call of home is strong – the feeling that something is missing. It has been a heavy year. I begin to feel the weight of distant friends, elderly parents I rarely see…

“But at my age I only make professional choices. I won’t be able to train for [another] 20 years. It’s hard stuff, [life on] the bench.

“When I return home to Tuscany I feel like a stranger. I have slept 30 nights in the last few years.”

The Chelsea boss also said that he is desperate to go back to his home country after a rough year in England.