The January transfer window is ticking closer and clubs are starting to brace themselves up for a fierce bidding war.
Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri is expected to shop for targetss when the window is open in January.
Sarri will be looking to bundle up things as quickly as possible in January. The Blues are aiming to shore up their backline as well as their frontlines.
It would seem Sarri is the one calling the shots over the transfer targets, but his former employer Aurelio De Laurentiis has revealed that the Italian is “timid” about transfers.
Transfers always made Sarri nervous, claimed the Napoli chief. The Chelsea boss had always shied him away from making decisions over who the sign and who not too.
‘Sarri seemed timid and I discovered he was so dissatisfied with his past [working in finance],’ he said during a panel run by Corriere di Mezzogiorno.
‘For a Communist to base his profession on the evils of money brought him to suffer from a syndrome of dissatisfaction. ‘I found Sarri to be very highly-strung. His wife couldn’t even come to the stadium.
“I used to say to Sarri, who shall we buy? He’d reply that he didn’t want to know anything about it.” Remarked De Laurentiis.
But Sarri will chip in his own opinion on Blues’ targets next month, according to reports.
De Laurentiis has repeatedly bashed Sarri since he quit working for the Italian side after Chelsea lured him to Stamford Bridge.
Napoli had struggled to pay for his services and Chelsea had to pay for his hefty compensation fee, when the Italian giants finally gave him the boot.
Chelsea are reportedly fourth in the Premier League table, through to the knockout stages of the Europa League, and are in action tonight against Bournemouth in the Carabao Cup.