Sarri, who has transformed Napoli into Italy's second club behind Juve, has apparently been approached by Stamford Bridge officials but they have failed to trigger his €8million release clause, report Calciomercato.More news: European Union moves to block United States sanctions on Iran
Sarri's future at Napoli has been under the scanner over the past few months with suggestions that there have been differences between himself and the club president Aurelio De Laurentiis.
Napoli, for their part, are braced for the prospect of having to find a new manager and have an agreement in principle with Carlo Ancelotti.
Regardless of the claims, Conte has lately insisted that stories suggesting he's itching to make for the exit door are 'untrue'.More news: Police respond to report of person with gun at Boulevard mall
His statements make it clear that the Blues hierarchy are likely to be the ones to have to initiate any contract termination. Conte nonetheless has one yr left on his £9million-a-year contract, nevertheless.
That would make Sarri, 59, the highest paid manager in Serie A after Juventus boss Max Allegri.
The Blues face Manchester United at Wembley on Saturday afternoon.More news: Zuckerberg to meet European Parliament leaders
Conte nonetheless has yet one more match to supervise with Chelsea as he seems to be to salvage one thing from their season with an FA Cup triumph.