Sarri agrees 3-year deal with Juventus worth around £6.2m-a-year (Mail)

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has emerged as the Italian champions’ first choice to fill their vacant position and confidence is growing at the Serie A giants that they can successfully agree a deal with Chelsea.

Sarri has two years left on his £5m-a-season Chelsea contract which he signed following his appointment last summer.

He would be in line for a pay rise should he seal a return to Italy having agreed in principle a three-year deal with Juventus worth around £6.2m-a-year.

Juventus’ pursuit of Sarri will step up after this week’s European finals.

The Italian’s representatives are due for talks with Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia over his future following Wednesday’s Europa League final between Chelsea and Arsenal.

Juventus are also keeping one eye on Saturday’s Champions League final between Tottenham and Liverpool.

Mauricio Pochettino was among the other managers admired by Juventus but, as reported by Sportsmail on Saturday, Spurs chiefs are convinced he will be remaining in north London.

Sarri is seen as more obtainable ahead of Lazio boss Simone Inzaghi in Juve’s thoughts.

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