Adidas & Maserati may help Juventus in attempts to sign Man City’s Pep Guardiola if Maurizio Sarri’s move doesn’t happen

Pep Guardiola & Maurizio Sarri

Maurizio Sarri & Juventus

The morning after Maurizio Sarri finally won the first major trophy of his career, Chelsea fans are waking up to a raft of reports linking their manager with Juventus.

Juventus, who won the Scudetto for an eighth-successive season in 2018-19, now need a new manager.

After five seasons in Turin, Max Allegri has left Juve this summer.

Rumours linking Sarri with the Bianconeri have been around for a while. And those rumours increased on Wednesday, hours before the Europa League final, when Juventus president Andrea Agnelli was pictured during a meeting with Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck.

For the record, Sarri has two years to run on his Chelsea contract.

According to the Gazzetta dello Sport on Thursday, Agnelli and Buck were talking about Sarri’s possible switch this summer.

GdS claim Chelsea want 5.5 million euros for their coach.

La Stampa also believe that Agnelli and Buck were talking about Sarri’s possible transfer.

Moreover, it’s claimed that Chelsea are open to Sarri leaving, while Wednesday’s meeting has “accelerated” the possibility of that happening.

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Man City’s Pep Guardiola has also been mentioned as a possible Juve target this summer.

That’s despite the fact that Guardiola has categorically stated that he’s not joining Juve in 2019.

On Thursday, it’s the turn of Italian daily Tuttosport to recycle the ‘Guardiola to Juve’ rumour.

Tuttosport note that while Sarri is the favourite for Juve, it’s still unclear whether the former Napoli manager will accept the position.

Accordingly, Juve are are preparing a plan B focusing on City’s Guardiola.

Indeed, Tuttosport suggest that Juventus are considering asking sponsors Adidas and Maserati to help fund their move for Guardiola.

But can Adidas and Maserati really turn Guardiola away from Man City? That seems unlikely.

Maurizio Sarri press conference after Chelsea beat Arsenal

So what did Sarri say about his Chelsea future after Chelsea beat Arsenal in the Europa League final?

The Italian indicated that he may stay at Stamford Bridge next season:

I have to speak to my club [about my future], the season only finished one hour ago, the owner or a director.  I deserve to stay as manager, but that is only my opinion and my opinion is not enough.

We have to speak, of course. We need to know what the club can do for me, what I can do better for the club. I need to speak to the club, but the club needs to speak to me. Maybe in a couple of days, but I have a contract here.

You know very well I love the Premier League, I love the competition and I’m lucky I’m at Chelsea, one of the best clubs in the best Championships in the world. I am happy, but I want to know what the club thinks and whether we can improve.

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