Maurizio Sarri's contract at Napoli set to be sorted in June ahead of Chelsea move
By Sky Sports News
Last Updated: 28/06/18 8:02pm
Maurizio Sarri's contractual situation with Napoli is expected to be sorted out by the end of June, according to Sky in Italy.
Napoli have already confirmed that Carlo Ancelotti will take over from Sarri and that move will be announced officially on July 1.
Sky in Italy say the Serie A club are unlikely to want two managers of that level on their wage bill at the same time.
Sarri could at that point terminate his contract by relying on the FIFA principle that all members must be able to carry out their duties.
However, Sarri's departure from Napoli has been complicated over the Italian club's compensation demands.
Napoli could technically keep Sarri under contract and appeal to FIFA if he decided to leave, with a successful appeal in that scenario seeing the Italian club receive a compensation fee that would be much smaller than his release clause.
Chelsea could have to pay £4.5m if they were to employ Sarri before July 1 but that figure would go up to £7m after that date. Until that date Sarri cannot leave, unless all parties agree.
The Blues would also have to compensate current manager Antonio Conte to cover the final year of his contract.
A source told Sky Sports News earlier this week that Sarri's representative is in London to finalise a deal for him to take over at Stamford Bridge.
It is also understood that Sarri already has a backroom staff in place which includes former Chelsea player Gianfranco Zola.
Zola had been working at the World Cup in Russia for a South African broadcaster but has now flown back to London.
Chelsea have so far refused to comment on their managerial situation.