Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has accused former coach Maurizio Sarri of trying to take his “whole team” with him to Chelsea.
“I didn’t like him saying that we both made mistakes, as I don’t think I made any,” De Laurentiis told Sky in Italy. “He had a contract, so I could’ve said something because he was behaving in unacceptably, going against players he didn’t think were very good.
“I was not wrong to not challenge him, even if it would’ve been the most obvious thing [to do]. These players gave him a lot. He massacred them in his famous training sessions, but they always reacted well.
“After that, he wanted to take my whole team to England and dismantle it. I had to lay down the law to Marina [Granovskaia, director at Chelsea].
“He wanted Jorginho and I gave him away after talking with Ancelotti, who told me he was expecting a lot from [Amadou] Diawara and that he wants to play [Marek] Hamsik deeper.”