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Chelsea to announce Maurizio Sarri appointment on Monday?

Chelsea to announce Sarri arrival on Monday?
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Ex-Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri and CSKA Moscow striker Aleksandr Golovin are both reportedly in line to join Chelsea in the coming days.

Chelsea will confirm the appointment of Maurizio Sarri as their new manager as early as Monday, according to a report.

The Blues have been locked in talks with the 59-year-old and his representatives for the past few weeks, hitting a number of snags along the way.

Despite being replaced as Napoli manager by Carlo Ancelotti in May, Sarri is still contracted to the Italian club and it will take a £4.5m compensation fee to free him from his deal.

Chelsea have also had to put together a package for Antonio Conte and his backroom staff, who have been resigned to losing their jobs since midway through last season.

The Sun reports that Sarri could be in place within the next 24 hours, though, and the ex-Perugia and Empoli chief will immediately bring in Aleksandr Golovin from CSKA Moscow in a £27m transfer.

Golovin has attracted interest from a number of clubs after impressing at the World Cup with tournament hosts Russia, but Chelsea are confident of beating others to his signature.


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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City1210203653132
2Liverpool129302351830
3Chelsea128402781928
4Tottenham HotspurSpurs1290320101027
5Arsenal1273226151124
6Bournemouth126242116520
7Watford126241714320
8Manchester UnitedMan Utd126242021-120
9Everton125431915419
10Leicester CityLeicester125251716117
11Wolverhampton WanderersWolves124441213-116
12Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton124261318-514
13West Ham UnitedWest Ham123361418-412
14Newcastle UnitedNewcastle12237915-69
15Burnley122371225-139
16Crystal Palace12228817-98
17Southampton12156821-138
18Cardiff CityCardiff122281125-148
19Huddersfield TownHuddersfield12147622-167
20Fulham121291131-205

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