Ethan Ampadu is locked in a fierce race for his services. The Chelsea wonderkid is reportedly being heavily linked with a move away from the Londoners.
Ethan displayed exceptional form during the pre-season for Chelsea, but suffered a blow and remained sidelined away from regular play, especially in league cups.
Rams Derby are reportedly linked with the rising star and were set to table a fresh bid for the Chelsea ace.
Championship rivals Aston Villa have reportedly joined the fray and are considering a loan for the Wales international alongside Derby.
However, Chelsea are now in the clear, and losing Ampadu is unlikely to happen as there are indications Sarri wants to keep the Welshman, whose knee injury has kept him out of regular action.
Derby boss Chelsea legend Frank Lampard is understood to have opened talks with Sarri about having the youngster on loan next year, a move the 56-year-old waved off as not going to happen.
Lampard insists the club has move on, but Villa is adamant about having him over.
Boss No.2 Chelsea legend and former England centre-back John Terry is said to have given a nod of approval in bringing on the 18-year-old former Exeter City defender.
Villa’s manager Dean Smith confirmed they will definitely be shopping for players in January.
However, it remains to be seen if Sarri will sanction his move away from the club, in January.