Maurizio Sarri in talks over new Napoli deal

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Sarri has been heavily linked with taking over from Antonio Conte at Chelsea this summer but after talks in Naples today reports, from multiple sources, claim the in-demand Napoli coach is set to reaffirm his commitment to the club.

And it seems he has succeeded, as according to Italian daily Corriere dello Sport, Sarri has agreed to sign a new three-year contract, which will more than double his current salary.

Chelsea haven't had the most memorable of campaigns this season, and that in turn has led to speculation that major changes could be incoming.

Consistent jibes have been thrown by Conte at the Blues board and their transfer policies, which has ultimately effected his position at the Bridge with Chelsea failing to qualify for the Champions League. Conte still has one year left on his £9million-a-year contract, however.

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With this in thoughts, Sportsmail has beforehand reported that Chelsea wouldn't exclusively need to repay Conte, but in addition his eight backroom staff as nicely to make means for a successor.

That would make Sarri, 59, the highest paid manager in Serie A after Juventus boss Max Allegri. Nevertheless, the Italian has dominated himself out of rivalry for both place out of loyalty to his present employers.

The Blues face Manchester United at Wembley on Saturday afternoon.

He is now expected to sign a new contract, despite being one of the leading candidates to replace head coach Antonio Conte at Chelsea.

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