The Maurizio Sarri to Juventus saga looks set to end after the Italian champions agreed a £5 million compensation fee with Chelsea.

Juventus initially wanted Sarri to be released for free, however settled for a compensation package following Sporting Director Fabio Paratici’s visit to London overnight.

Sarri is set to sign a three-year deal with Juventus, which will see him become manager until June 2022.

The former Napoli boss led Chelsea to third place on the Premier League table last season whilst also winning the Europa League.

Now, he will aim for Serie A glory at Juve, as well as leading the charge for the club’s first Champions League crown in 24 years.

Meanwhile, Frank Lampard is set to replace Sarri at Stamford Bridge, just five years after departing the club as a player.

Lampard represented the Blues 648 times across all competitions, scoring 211 goals.

The Englishman’s first managerial position was last season at Derby County, where he led the club to the Championship play-off final, ultimately losing out to Aston Villa.

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Damon Palmar
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