MAURIZIO SARRI might quickly reunite together with his former star Kalidou Koulibaly if he turns into Juventus supervisor, in response to studies.
The Serie A champs are searching for a brand new centre-back this summer season, with the Napoli star that includes excessive on their wish-list.
Based on Tuttosport, Juventus are hoping that Sarri’s relationship with Koulibaly, 27, will enhance their probabilities of signing the Senegalese defender.
The pair had labored collectively at Napoli earlier than the Italian coach took over at Chelsea final summer season.
Following profitable talks with the Blues, Juve are planning to verify Sarri, 60, as their new boss this week.
However they’re going through a gruelling activity in convincing their Serie A rivals to sanction a deal for Koulibaly.
Any transaction must be accredited by membership president Aurelio De Laurentiis – a tricky negotiator, conscious of historic tensions between the 2 bitter rivals.
MISSING OUT ON DE LIGT
Juventus and Napoli haven’t struck a single deal since Gonzalo Higuain’s £80m transfer to Turin in 2016.
However the Previous Girl did not want De Laurentiis’ blessing again then because of a launch clause within the Argentine’s contract.
Juve are searching for a brand new centre-back as membership legend Andrea Barzagli, 38, has left Turin whereas Giorgio Chiellini is popping 35 in August.
And as best choice Matthijs de Ligt appears to be on the verge of signing for Barcelona, Koulibaly has emerged in its place plan.
However Napoli are holding out for at least £89m for his or her star.
The centre-back has been a long-term goal for Manchester United.
Nonetheless, Actual Madrid have joined within the race for the defender in a blow to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s switch plans.