According to Gianluca Di Marzio & Manuele Baiocchini of Sky Sport, former Napoli, Chelsea and Juventus Manager Maurizio Sarri is set to join Lazio.

After various meetings between Lazio management (Sporting Director Igli Tare and President Claudio Lotito) and Sarri and his agent Fali Ramadani over the past week, the deal is now down to the final details and could be completed by the end of the day; the meeting between Ramadani and Tare earlier today brought the parties closer together as they worked through any doubts that Sarri had.

The Roman club made Sarri their priority as soon as it became apparent that Simone Inzaghi would be leaving to join Inter after spending 22 years with the club.

Sarri, who made a name for himself with Napoli before moving to Chelsea in 2018, has been out of a job since the end of the 2019/20 season when he was let go by Juventus. Despite winning the Scudetto, they lost the Supercoppa Italiana and failed to make a real impact in the UEFA Champions League and was subsequently let go as a result.

The operation will cost the Biancocelesti around €25 million, accounting for the salaries of Sarri and his staff, as well as any related add-ons like Champions League qualification or the Scudetto bonus.

As for Sarri’s contract, Alfredo Pedullà claims that both parties have agreed to a three-year deal worth €3.1 million per season plus a possible €700 to €800 thousand in bonuses.