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Sarri decides he wants to return to Italy

For her part Granovskaia has indicated she will discuss the matter with the club’s owner Roman Abramovich.

Maurizio Sarri has informed Chelsea that he wants to return to Italy with Juventus.

That is following a meeting on Friday with the club’s Managing Director Marina Granovskaia, in which he informed her of his decision, citing both family reasons as well as the opportunity to coach the Serie A champions.

The news comes days after Sarri guided Chelsea to triumph in the Europa League final, and looks likely to bring to an end a colourful year which has seen Sarri incur the displeasure of both fans and players, yet still manage to deliver them Champions League football again, and take them to two Cup Finals.

As The Guardian reports, now the onus is on Juventus to make a formal approach for his services, a move that is likely to cost them in the region of £5 million as they buy out the remaining year of Sarri’s contract at Chelsea.

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