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Maurizio Sarri has edged one step closer to leaving Stamford Bridge after reports from Italy suggest that he has 'accepted' the managerial post at Juventus.
Sky Sport Italia (via Sky Sports) reports that there 'do not appear to be any major obstacles' for the Chelsea head coach to replace Massimiliano Allegri, who announced he would leave at the end of the season.
It is added that the uppers at the Old Lady want the ex-Napoli boss' appointment to 'happen quickly.'
Sarri led Chelsea to a third-placed finish in the Premier League, as well as finishing the season on a high note after capturing the first major silverware of his career following his side's 4-1 thrashing of Arsenal in the Europa League final.
Following on from the final, the 60-year-old Italian said that he deserved to stay on as manager at the club.
"I need to talk to the club and make sure I know what I can do for Chelsea and what Chelsea can do for me," he said at the time.
"I love the Premier League and I'm lucky I'm at Chelsea, but at the end of each season, you have to sit down and talk.
"In my opinion, I deserve to stay at Chelsea but my opinion is not enough."
Sarri, who had been linked with the Juventus managerial post in recent weeks, had met with Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia for talks on Friday.
The Chelsea boss succeeded Antonio Conte at Stamford Bridge last summer and has received his fair share of criticism over the course of the season.
Sarri found himself in the midst of controversy in the EFL Cup final against Manchester City back in February, mainly for how Kepa Arrizabalaga refused to come off when he was to be substituted for Willy Caballero.
Chelsea legend and current Derby County boss Frank Lampard has emerged as one of the favourites to succeed Sarri at the Blues.
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