Sky Sports Italia journalist Luca Marchetti highlighted how there was only a slight economic difference between Maurizio Sarri and Lazio.

Speaking in an interview with Italian radio broadcaster TMW Radio earlier today, Marchetti commented on the ongoing talks between Sarri and the Biancocelesti’s management.

Yesterday they started talking about how the team should be reshaped according to the needs that Sarri will have.

At this point the problem will no longer be technical, but economic. He’s coming off a two-year contract worth €6 million and when you reach a certain target you tend to keep it.

He then moved onto discussing Sarri’s previous experiences at Juventus and Chelsea.

Sarri found technical difficulties in the construction of his playing system in two teams that had a different framework from what he dreamed of.

Chelsea and Juve were not his teams, but in the top clubs you don’t have much time because you are paid a lot to shorten the period that leads to victory and the relationship that Sarri had with some players was difficult.

Lazio president Claudio Lotito has identified Sarri as his number one option to replace Simone Inzaghi, who left the Biancocelesti after five years in order to move to Inter.

The top alternative to Sarri is Spezia coach Vincenzo Italiano, whose Spezia side impressed this season and managed to avoid relegation. He has been delaying his contract renewal with the club whilst waiting on the situation in Rome.

The Biancocelesti are expected to meet with Sarri either tomorrow or on Thursday to further discuss the deal; Lotito is confident and is hoping to secure a new coach soon in order to start working towards this summer’s transfer targets.


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