LONDON -- Maurizio Sarri is set to leave Chelsea and take over at Juventus after the Italian champions agreed to pay around £5 million in compensation, sources have told ESPN FC.
The two clubs have been in talks over Sarri for more than a week, with Juve hoping to avoid paying to release him from his contract but Chelsea adamant that they want to be compensated.
LONDON -- Didier Drogba has backed former teammate Frank Lampard as a "very good option" to succeed Maurizio Sarri as Chelsea head coach.
Derby County manager Lampard is widely considered to be the front-runner for the post, with Sarri expected to join Juventus once they have reached an agreement with Chelsea over compensation.
Drogba said he believed a relative lack of managerial experience should not be held against his friend and fellow Chelsea legend Lampard.
Manchester United start their Premier League season against Chelsea following the full release of the fixture list for the 2019-20 season.
United ended last term sixth in a turbulent season that included Jose Mourinho's sacking in December. Successor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer starts his first full season in charge with a...