Maurizio Sarri identifies two Serie A stars at top of Chelsea FC wishlist – report

Maurizio Sarri has identified Matias Vecino and Jose Maria Callejon as his top two targets once he becomes Chelsea FC boss, according to a report.

The Daily Mail is reporting that Sarri is already putting together his Chelsea FC backroom staff despite no official announcement from the west London side about his anticipated appointment.

The same article states that the former Napoli head coach is set to hold further talks with the 2017 Premier League champions in the English capital this week with Chelsea FC about becoming their manager.

According to the same story, Inter Milan’s Uruguay international Matias Vecino and Napoli forward Jose Callejon are at the top of Sarri’s wishlist in the 2018 summer transfer window.

The Italian head coach will have his work cut out at Chelsea FC after the Blues finished in fifth spot in the Premier League table last term to miss out on Champions League football for the 2017-18 season.

The west London side won the Premier League title in 2016-17 after Italian head coach Antonio Conte led the Blues to the top flight crown in his first season in charge of the west London side.

Chelsea FC were 1-0 winners against Manchester United in the FA Cup final at Wembley last season.

Dries Mertens will make Chelsea FC wait for an answer until after World Cup – report

Dries Mertens won’t make a decision on a new Napoli contract until after the World Cup amid interest from Chelsea FC, according to a report in Italy.

Italian media outlet Gazzetta Dello Sport, as quoted by talkSPORT, is reporting that the Belgium international has been offered a new contract that would improve his terms and secure his stay in Naples until 2022.

The same article states that the 31-year-old is attracting interest from Chelsea FC following speculation suggesting former Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri will replace Antonio Conte at Stamford Bridge.

According to the same story, outspoken Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis is desperate to keep the Belgian forward at the Serie A club beyond the World Cup.

Mertens scored an incredible 18 goals and made six assists in 38 games in Serie A last season to help Napoli challenge Juventus for the Italian top-flight crown.

Chelsea FC is facing speculation surrounding the future of their current manager Antonio Conte after the Blues finished in the fifth spot in the Premier League table.

The Blues were 1-0 winners against Manchester United in the FA Cup final at Wembley last month thanks to Eden Hazard’s winner from the penalty spot.

Mertens would have the chance to link up with fellow Belgian stars Hazard and Thibaut Courtois at Stamford Bridge.

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