Maurizio Sarri is reportedly planning to raid his former club Napoli for summer recruits if he takes over at Chelsea.
Maurizio Sarri , who has been tipped to replace compatriot Antonio Conte on the Stamford Bridge hotseat, will attempt to bring right-back Elseid Hysaj, midfielder Piotr Zielinski and defender Raul Albiol with him to England if he lands the position, according to the EveningStandard.
The report also states that Kalidou Koulibaly and Jorginho could become Chelsea targets if Sarri joins the club.
Given how relations soured between Sarri and Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis, Chelsea may find it hard to prise any of their assets away. Chelsea have already identified Leon Bailey, Richarlison and Jamaal Lascelles as transfer targets.
Conte, who guided his team to FA Cup glory last season and the Premier League title the season before, remains in charge of the Blues, but is strongly rumoured to part ways with them this summer.
Sarri is currently a free agent after being replaced by Carlo Ancelotti in Naples.