Top quality players Chelsea could land with Sarri in charge

first_img Napoli signed Mertens for a mere £8m from PSV in 2013 Maurizio Sarri is the favourite for the Chelsea job Koulibaly is said to be valued at around £70m 2. JorginhoItalian midfielder Jorginho has been the subject of mass transfer speculation already this summer, with Manchester City hot favourites to sign him. However, if his old manager ends up at Chelsea and opts to replace the ageing Cesc Fabregas, then perhaps the 26-year-old’s future plans could yet change. 6 3. Dries MertensDries Mertens already has one Chelsea connection as he plays alongside Eden Hazard for Belgium. The forward appears to be happy at the Stadio San Paolo and, at 31 years of age, may not have too many years left at the top level. Though the Blues did sign 31-year-old Olivier Giroud in January and could look to Mertens as a versatile attacking option. Jorginho has been linked with a £47m move to Man City 6 Hysaj has a £44m release clause that expires in July 5. Gonzalo HiguainThis is the big one. Gonzalo Higuain moved to Juventus from Napoli in 2016, nevertheless he is still said to be on very good terms with Sarri. Chelsea are in desperate need of a new forward man after Alvaro Morata’s torrid debut season and could look to the Argentinian as the solution to this problem.center_img 4. Elseid HysajAlbanian right-back Elseid Hysaj has caught the eye at Napoli in the past three years. Now 24, Hysaj is an important part of the Serie A side’s first team squad and fits a position, occupied by Victor Moses, that many Chelsea fans currently see as a weakness at Stamford Bridge. 6 Former Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri is the frontrunner to take over from Antonio Conte at Chelsea next season, though the situation is far from clear.The Blues are yet to part company with current manager Conte and while Sarri has already been replaced in Naples, he is still under contract with the club. Despite all this, the bookies believe that by the beginning of the 2018/19 season, the situation will be resolved and Sarri will be standing in the Stamford Bridge dugout.So who could he bring with him?1. Kalidou KoulibalyChelsea have been publicly tracking Kalidou Koulibaly for the last couple of seasons. The introduction of Maurizio Sarri at the club could be the key factor in bringing the Senegalese centre-back to Stamford Bridge. The Blues do already have depth in that position, but would surely not pass up on the chance to capture one of the most highly rated defenders in world football. 6 6 6 Higuain joined Juventus for £75m in 2016last_img