Mirror: Maurizio Sarri tells Chelsea board which player he'd like the club to sign after Gonzalo Higuain
- The Italian reportedly wants to see Napoli's Elseid Hysaj at Stamford Bridge.
- As the outlet report, our boss believes the 24-year-old full-back would become a good replacement for Cesar Azpilicueta.
- The Albanian defender himself is allegedly reluctant to stay in the Serie A.
According to The Mirror, Maurizio Sarri has told The Blues' board which player he would like to see at Stamford Bridge after the arrival of Gonzalo Higuain. As the outlet report, the Italian who slammed his players after the defeat to Arsenal was especially irritated by Cesar Azpilicueta's performance. Apparently, the Italian thinks Elseid Hysaj would become a perfect replacement for the Spaniard.
Sarri knows the 24-year-old right-back very well as the Albanian played under Chelsea's boss during the latter's years at Napoli. The defender seems to be out of favour with the Serie A side's current manager Carlo Ancelotti as the boss prefers to play with Nikola Maksimovic and Kevin Malcuit at the back.
Hysaj spent only 92 minutes in the Azzurri's last five games in the league. Since the start of the season, the full-back has taken part in 20 matches and provided his teammates with one assist. With Davide Zappacosta's possible departure either in January or in the summer due to the lack of the playing time, Napoli's right-back is considered on The Blues' main transfer targets.
Zappacosta's only Premier League appearances were against Cardiff City and Fulham. As The Mirror state, the Italian doesn't want to be The Blues' benchwarmer anymore and would like to leave Stamford Bridge.