Chelsea’s failure to qualify for the Champions League will inevitably limit the level of player they can go for.
The world’s best players simply don’t want to miss out on the glory and the exposure of playing in the most prestigious competition around.
Luckily for Chelsea, it seems that one of their summer targets isn’t too bothered, given he’s not even playing there at the momment.
Jean-Michael Seri, according to the Daily Mirror, is closer to a Chelsea move than one to Arsenal, who are rivalling the Blues for his signature.
Neither of the two London clubs will be in the Champions League next season, so clearly Seri is not holding out for Barcelona to reassert their interest from last summer.
With the Mirror claiming Nice have put a reasonable price tag of £40m on the Ivorian at £40m, it’s not out of the question that Chelsea will be able to beat off Arsenal’s threat and tie up a transfer before the World Cup.
New twist in Chelsea chase for Maurizio Sarri as deadline date revealed
Chelsea will have to sign Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri before May 22 if they want to keep the current compensation demand the same, according to Sky Italia.
The Napoli manager has attracted interest from Chelsea this season after his heroic chase for the Scudetto title, which saw the Neapolitans implode under intense pressure in the final stretch of the campaign, ceding the title to Juventus who secured their seventh in a row.
The Blues are expected to find a replacement for Antonio Conte this summer, after reports saying the Italian could be sacked right after the FA Cup final this weekend with Manchester United at Wembley but what stands in the way is his staggering pay off, as per Reports.
It appears even a win in the FA Cup will not save Conte who has led his side in a disappointing campaign, finishing outside the top four and failing to get to the latter stages of the Champions League.
Now Sky Italia via the Daily Express say, Chelsea have to act quickly to sign Sarri if they do not wish to increase the current £7million compensation in the tactician’s contract in Naples.