Chelsea new boss Maurizio Sarri keen to work with key players

Chelsea newly appointed manager Maurizio Sarri says he hopes Chelsea do not sell any of their best players this summer.

But the Italian added that he sees his job as developing players and that he will not be taking a keen interest in the transfer market.

Chelsea won the title two seasons ago under Sarri’s compatriot Antonio Conte but could only finish fifth last season – and Eden Hazard, N’Golo Kante, Thibaut Courtois and Willian have all been linked with transfer away this summer.

But Sarri said: “Clearly we would always like to keep all the strongest players. This is what any coach wants to do, this is what any club wants to do.

“But then we will have to see how the transfer market will go over the next few days.

“I feel a lot more of a field manager than a general manager – I think that I am one of the few managers who is bored by the transfer market.

“I don’t want to talk about the transfer market and I am not that interested in it. I think our task as managers is growing the players that we have.”

 

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