What Maurizio Sarri will demand from Roman Abramovich following crunch talks in America

What Maurizio Sarri will demand from Roman Abramovich following crunch talks in America

Roman Abramovich has not attended any of Chelsea’s matches in England this season (Picture: Getty)Maurizio Sarri and Roman Abramovich held crunch talks in America following Chelsea’s win over New England Revolution earlier this week.
Despite leading Chelsea back into the Champions League at the first time of asking and masterminding their run to the upcoming Europa League final against Arsenal, the former Napoli manager’s position remains the subject of intense speculation.
Sarri has met the key objectives he was set following the sacking of Antonio Conte, but he has failed to build a rapport with the club’s fans and has been criticised for his abrasive man management style.
The club’s players and hierarchy were said to be ‘baffled’ by his decision to leave Eden Hazard out of the starting line-up for the Europa League semi final first leg against Eintracht Frankfurt earlier this month, while his treatment of club stalwart Gary Cahill has rankled.
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The majority of Chelsea’s first team squad flew out to America earlier this week for a post-season friendly against MLS opposition, allowing Sarri the opportunity, according to The Times, to hold rare face-to-face talks with Abramovich, who has been unable to attend any of Chelsea’s matches at Stamford Bridge this season.
Should Chelsea want to sack him less than 12 months into the three-year deal he signed last summer, Sarri is said to want immediate notification following next Wednesday’s final in Baku.
The 60-year-old brought 11 members of the staff who worked with him at Napoli to west London and they are all out of contract in the summer with negotiations over potential extensions yet to commence.

Ross Barkley scored twice in Chelsea’s 3-0 win over New England Revolution (Picture: Getty)

Maurizio Sarri is wanted by three Serie A clubs, including Milan and Roma (Picture: AP)Despite the problems he has encountered this season, Sarri’s stock in Italy remains high with Milan, Roma and Juventus all said to be considering moves for him.
Speaking about his future following last weekend’s Premier League finale, Sarri said: ‘I think so [I will still be here], but I am not sure.
‘I can say only that the club asked me for the Champions League, and we reached the target.
‘As you know very well, I love English football. I love the Premier League; it’s fantastic and the level is the best in the world, I think. The atmosphere in the stadiums is wonderful. I would like very much to stay here.’
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