The Blues boss looks set to leave just days after lifting the Europa League
Maurizio Sarri has told Chelsea he wants to leave the club and become Juventus manager, according to reports.
Sky in Italy claims the 60-year-old met with Blues director Marina Granovskaia on Friday and said he would like to return to Italy.
Juventus are searching for a new manager after the departure of Massimiliano Allegri – and reports suggest Sarri has already been offered a three-year contract.
The news comes just days after Sarri, who took charge last July, guided Chelsea to Europa League glory in Baku to secure the first major honour of his managerial career.
Despite a successful season under difficult circumstances, the Italian’s future has been a source of constant speculation.
The Blues finished third in the Premier League and finished runners-up in the Carabao Cup alongside their European success.
After the 4-1 thrashing of Arsenal in Baku, Sarri said: “I need to talk to the club and make sure I know what I can do for Chelsea and what Chelsea can do for me.
“I love the Premier League and I’m lucky I’m at Chelsea but at the end of each season you have to sit down and talk.
“In my opinion, I deserve to stay at Chelsea but my opinion is not enough.”
Derby boss and Chelsea legend Frank Lampard has been linked with a return to the club where he continues to be worshipped.
Lampard guided the Rams to the play-off final in his debut managerial campaign, where they were beaten 2-1 by Aston Villa, and it is understood he will meet with Derby bosses on Wednesday to begin planning for next season at Pride Park.