Published: Mon, August 06, 2018
Sports | By Angie Alvarado

Chelsea Manager Sarri Identifies Final Transfer Target for the Window

Chelsea Manager Sarri Identifies Final Transfer Target for the Window

However, he is scheduled to return to the club's Cobham training base on Monday and will meet Sarri for the first time as Chelsea boss.

Chelsea have signed former England No.1 Robert Green as backup this summer while Polish teenager Marcin Bulka has impressed during pre-season.

Sarri admits City are also hindered by players absent on post-World Cup breaks, but the situation contrasts with Chelsea's as he is new to the role.

"He knows what I think".

"I'd like for my players to have the personality where they are able to think in their mind that we are at the same level". Guardiola told me that here in England it is very hard. "He's a guy who will be a football player for a long, long time". At the beginning it is a little more hard until we get the new style of play and its changes.

He certainly went toe to toe against City in the Champions League last season, but Napoli were twice beaten in the group stages. "I would like to defend, if it is possible, but sometimes it is not possible, to defend in the other half".

"I played against City in November last season, in their best moment of the season". The first 20 minutes was a nightmare, it was awful.

"We have very good midfielders, but maybe a midfielder with different characteristics [would be a good fit]".

With only five days until the transfer market closes for Premier League clubs, the Chelsea manager hopes to convince Thibaut Courtois and Eden Hazard to do the same.

"Is it unusual? I think so".

Both players have indicated a desire to leave Stamford Bridge, but Real have so far made a bid only for Courtois and Chelsea have no plans to sell Hazard, who they value in excess of £200million.

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