Napoli defender Koulibaly tells Chelsea: You must give Sarri time

Carrie Guzman
June 20, 2018

The Belgian global was also a target for Antonio Conte, who failed to convince the West Londoners to sign him for last two summer transfer windows.

Napoli have replaced Sarri with Carlo Ancelotti, but the former Empoli coach is still contracted to the Serie A side and chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis is demanding compensation before he releases the 59-year-old.

Mertens had spent the majority of his career deployed as a winger but Sarri implemented the forward as Napoli's regular striker in 2016, with the Belgium global going on to be directly involved in 83 goals over the last two season.

And Chelsea aren't the only club with an interest in the forward.

It is one of the Premier League's worst kept secrets that Antonio Conte will be leaving Stamford Bridge this summer, the Italian coach still remains in charge, although negotiations with former Napoli boss Sarri are thought to be at an advanced stage.

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Indeed, the Telegraph are reporting that he is eager to sign a player who Conte tried to bring to Chelsea - twice.

The Blues are in a spot of bother over the future of Willian, who has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester United. However, the Chelsea board are uncertain about signing the marksman, having deemed him too old and expensive last summer.

That's where he plays for Belgium, on the opposite flank to Eden Hazard. Chelsea are, thus, more interested in targeting younger options, although Sarri will be trying his utmost to land Mertens. On the other hand, Chelsea still have Conte on their payroll.

It's not just in the transfer department where Sarri is hard at work.

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