Maurizio Sarri has reportedly made his way to London via a private jet as Chelsea look to appoint the Italian as the replacement for Antonio Conte.
On Friday morning, Chelsea announced that Conte had been removed from his position as head coach, paving the way for Sarri to be brought into the Stamford Bridge dugout.
According to Calciomeracto, the Blues are now looking to speed up the process and Sarri has completed the journey to England’s capital on a private jet.
The former Napoli manager may not be confirmed in his new role until early next week, but it appears that Chelsea want a deal signed off as soon as possible.
Chelsea are yet to make any signings during the summer transfer window but the club are looking to complete the acquisition of midfielder Jorginho, who played under Sarri at Napoli.
Jorginho in London ahead of Chelsea move
Maurizio Sarri, Jorginho’s former manager, could be appointed at Chelsea in next few days – Sky sources
Jorginho has arrived in London ahead of a potential £57m move to Chelsea, Sky Sports News understands.
Chelsea and Napoli have agreed a deal which features an initial £50m fee with £7m in bonuses.
Man City were also understood to be keen to sign the defensive midfielder.
But Napoli’s president on Wednesday revealed Jorginho was ready to snub City after lengthy negotiations because he “prefers London”.
Aurelio De Laurentiis said the transfer did not depend on whether or not outgoing Napoli head coach Maurizio Sarri finalised terms to take over from Antonio Conte at Chelsea, despite confirming the deal was close to completion.
Conte’s sacking was eventually confirmed on Friday morning, and Sky Sports News understands Sarri could be appointed at Stamford Bridge in the next few days.
Man City had believed they remained in pole position to sign Jorginho.
Sky Sports News understands the player told Man City two months ago that he wanted to join them and move to Manchester.