Zinedine Zidane is lining up a massive £200 million summer Chelsea spending spree.
As speculation surrounding the future of Maurizio Sarri dominates most of the headlines, there are many reports in the media which have suggested that Zidane will be the next boss in at Stamford Bridge if the Italian fails to turn things around in the coming months.
And according to recent reports on The Sun, Zidane is still happy to move to west London despite the ban and wants to splash an ‘obscene’ amount of money given that he would be unable to sign reinforcements for over a year.
It is claimed Zidane wants to spend his £200 million transfer kitty on the signings of Alex Telles, Kalidou Koulibaly, Mauro Icardi and Isco, who are all top transfer targets of the Blues and who would also be open for a move if the right prices are met.
Meanwhile, Maurizio Sarri is hoping Chelsea hand him the same time that Manchester City handed Spaniard Pep Guardiola.
It is no secret that Sarri has failed to adapt to the quality of the Premier League during his first few months and there is a lot of speculation in the media which has suggested that he will indeed pack his bags and get pushed out the exit signs.
However, Sarri believes both himself and Guardiola required the same time to implement their systems, which he is hoping to get from the board.
Asked why Sarri’s job is under threat when Guardiola was given time, Sarri replied: ‘Because he was lucky. I don’t know. You have to ask the club.
‘You have to ask both, Manchester City and Chelsea. But I don’t know if I am under pressure from my club or from you. I don’t know at the moment.
‘I think that, if you choose Guardiola, you have to wait because the club knows very well that Guardiola needs time. ‘It’s not really very easy for an English team to play that kind of football, so it’s normal.’
He continued: ‘I am used to arriving at a new team from below. I started at a very low level and, season by season, I arrived here. ‘Of course, in every season, I was the coach who arrived from below. So for me it’s normal. I’m used to this situation.’