Juve’s Andrea Agnelli sits down with Chelsea’s Bruce Buck
Pictures have spilled out on social media on Wednesday from the Four Seasons Hotel in Baku, Azerbaijan.
Arsenal take on Chelsea in the Europa League final later this evening.
Ahead of the game, Juventus president Andrea Agnelli has been pictured having a sit down meeting with Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck.
The sighting has been confirmed by Italian daily Tuttosport, as well as on social media.
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+++Esclusivo: #Juve, #Agnelli a #Baku da #Sarri! Il presidente del club campione d’Italia è al Four Season, lo stesso hotel dove alloggia il #Chelsea. Stamattina i due si sono salutati: dopo il match sarà bianconero #tuttosport #juventus #calcio | Tutte le foto su tuttosport.com
— Anton Simankou (@simankou) May 29, 2019
So what’s the implication of the meeting?
Seeing two of football’s powerbrokers talking around a table in a lobby isn’t such a headline event.
However, the pictures are spreading amid rumours that Juve could coax Maurizio Sarri to Turin this summer.
Juventus are in need of a new coach following Max Allegri’s departure.
The Italian press have been pushing the ‘Sarri to Juve’ story, and these pictures can be used to support claims that talks are underway between the clubs.
— Giovanni Capuano (@capuanogio) May 29, 2019
— Giovanni Capuano (@capuanogio) May 24, 2019
More ‘Sarri to Juventus’ analysis
— BBC 5 Live Sport (@5liveSport) May 28, 2019
“The front-runner is Sarri.”
“He does the thing that Allegri’s Juve were accused of not doing & that’s play attacking football.”
Do you think that would be a good appointment by the Italian giants? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/W532MnR4Fq
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) May 29, 2019