Juventus are hoping to secure the services of current Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri in the next few days.

The Italian has been linked with a move to the Old Lady ever since the club parted ways with Massimiliano Allegri several weeks ago and is reportedly number one on their list of targets.

A three-year deal worth €19 million is on the cards for Sarri to join the eight-time reigning Scudetto winners.

Sarri has achieved in his first season at the Blues, finishing third in the Premier League and qualifying for the Champions League, while also defeating Arsenal to be crowned Europa League champions – his first trophy as a professional manager.

If he does land in Turin, the rivalry between Juventus and Sarri’s former club Napoli will go up another notch.

Sarri managed Napoli for three seasons, most notably recording the greatest number of points for a runner-up in Serie A history.

He will get a hostile reception at the San Paulo next season if the move does take place.

Rumours continue however around the potential arrival of Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola.

City are facing a potential two-year ban from European competitions due to breaching the Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations and could find themselves in hot water with UEFA.

If the ban is implemented, Guardiola, who is also on Juventus’ list of targets, could jump ship.

Sarri is the most likely to take the reins at Allianz Stadium, but time will tell if Andrea Agnelli and Pavel Nedved have another trick up their sleeve.

Damon Palmar