Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri wants his team to quickly find a replacement for Cesc Fabregas who has left the London club and moved to Monaco. Fabregas went to Monaco on a free transfer with a three and a half year contract.
According to Sarri, Chelsea will not be able to compete in the rest of the season because they only have Jorginho in the anchor midfield position. "Jorginho cannot play continuously, and on the bench there is no player to match in that position," Sarri said on Sunday.
However, Sarri is pessimistic that his wishes will come true in the January transfer window. Sarri admitted that he had submitted about player's recommendations but there had been no positive movement from the management team yet.
"I don't know when new players will arrive here. Is the management worried? I don't know. Chelsea already know my opinion about this transfer plan," Sarri said.
"I need a new player in the midfield position, I think all decisions are on the club's side. I can't do anything else," the Italian coach added.
In this January transfer window, Sarri made a surprising statement about the purchase of Christian Pulisic from Borussia Dortmund. Sarri claimed he did not know anything about the transfer until Chelsea officially announced the whole deal.
Sarri also admitted that he was not directly involved in the negotiation process and came to knew until the inauguration. On the other hand, Pulisic said the same thing. Pulisic claimed he had not met or talked to Sarri.
This case made the public wonder how Sarri and Chelsea's relationship regarding the recruitment of players. As a substitute of Fabregas, there are reports that refers to many players, including Zenit St Petersburg midfielder Leandro Paredes and Caglari youngster Nicolo Barella.
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