Maurizio Sarri Confirms He Wants Two New Players At Chelsea This January

Heather Diaz
January 12, 2019

During Friday's training session at Cobham, Sarri's players, including hugely talented young winger Callum Hudson-Odoi, were tested for their reaction speed.

"I hope he will be available", Sarri said during a press conference.

Head coach Sarri wants the Blues to bring in striker Higuain, who played under him at Napoli and is now on a season-long loan at AC Milan from Juventus.

Earlier this week, sources told ESPN FC that Chelsea were prepared to report Bayern to Federation Internationale de Football Association if evidence of an illegal approach to Hudson-Odoi or his representatives was found, having been angered by the club's public pursuit of the academy graduate.

"Then I don't know what to say, I don't know the situation".

Sarri refused to confirm that the two players he was referring to were a midfielder to replace Cesc Fabregas as well as a new striker.

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Earlier this week, Bayern's sporting director, Hasan Salihamidzic, said Hudson-Odoi "is a very interesting player whom we really want to sign". "I don't know anything about the market day by day or minute by minute". "But at the moment he is here, he has to think only to play".

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Sarri said: "Of course, if Morata will go to another club we need a replacement. I think it's impossible to lose him in January", he said.

But Gazzetta dello Sport is now reporting that Juventus have told Chelsea that they will require them to pay the previously agreed transfer fee of £32m if they are to sanction Higuain's move to West London.

Willian was on Thursday linked with Barcelona, but Sarri ruled out the prospect of the Brazilian departing this month.

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