Maurizio Sarri has affirmed his move to Juventus on Sunday after having spent a year with Chelsea as our coach.
The Italian had a tough season with the Blues, however, he still won the Europa League and also finished in the third place in the Premier League, thus securing a Champions League place.
As per reports, Sarri was keen to make a return to Italy as he agreed to a three-year deal with the Serie A champions.
While the former Chelsea boss had often said that he is not much interested in the transfer market, undoubtedly, he will be seeking to make changes to his squad the way that he did at Chelsea.
It’s still unclear if Sarri would be allowed to buy players from Chelsea after moving to Italy.
There is no denying that Jorginho is a favourite of Sarri, and was also a key player during his time at Napoli. Sarri took the 27-year-old midfielder to the Stamford Bridge along with him last summer.
Jorginho signed a five-year contract last July with Chelsea, which means that he can’t leave the club in the middle of contract unless the Clubs wants him to, and given that, Sarri may have to make a massive offer from Juventus to buy him.
Meanwhile, Jorginho, delivered some excellent performances for Chelsea towards the end of the Premier League season which should work in his favor.
He is technically not a Chelsea player, with the Blues having an option to extend his contract for another season, and even make the deal permanent for a long term basis.
But, after a poor display in six months at Chelsea, which including only five Premier League goals, it’s most unlikely that his contract will be extended (not to mention our transfer ban!)
The 31-year-old Higuain’s best ever season with Sarri was at Napoli where the Argentine scored 36 Serie A goals in just 35 games.
Higuain will expect that Sarri would put his faith in him once again.
Kovacic spent his entire season on loan at Chelsea in a player exchange deal with Courtois (snake?) who made his permanent move to Real Madrid last summer.
However, it wasn’t the most convincing of loan spells for Kova, who was often being substituted with Ross Barkley, something that became a running joke.
He seemed to be more comfortable as a back-up to Jorginho in the deeper role, but with only two Premier League assists during the whole season, it wasn’t a great effort from the Croatian.
Meanwhile, Kovacic has been linked with a move to Inter Milan, but if Sarri needs someone to fill in that deeper role, then he could surely seek for the Real Madrid star.
The Brazilian-born Italy international has had to bide his time for starts at Chelsea, with Marcos Alonso preferred at the start of the campaign and Emerson having come back from a serious ACL injury.
However, he finally won a place in Sarri’s side and became the regular starting left-back, putting in some good performances and getting an assist in the Europa League final.
Juventus were keen on making Emerson part of the deal when it came to getting Sarri as well, but having signed a four-and-a-half year deal with Chelsea it wasn’t going to be possible.
The Serie A side are still keen, but Emerson says he is happy at Chelsea and it’s unlikely that an approach would be welcomed by the Blues.