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Maurizio Sarri Reportedly Planning to Raid Former Club Chelsea for 2 Superstars
- Lazio manager Maurizio Sarri is planning an audacious swoop for two Chelsea stars this summer.
- Latest reports indicate the gaffer is keen on bringing the duo of Emerson Palmieri and Ruben Loftus-Cheek to the Serie A.
- The Roma-based club narrowly missed out on Champions League last season, finishing in fifth place
Maurizio Sarri is reportedly keen on signing signing two players from Chelsea this summer - Emerson Palmieri and Ruben Loftus-Cheek.
The Lazio boss is keen on bolstering his team ahead of the new season, and has identified some problem areas in his current squad.
Schira further claims Sarri would prefer a loan move for the duo, as Chelsea will likely budge if such a deal is tabled.
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Emerson spent last season on loan at Lyon but, where the French giants had a lukewarm campaign, finishing eighth in Ligue 1.
Despite coming to the Premier League in 2017, the Brazilian has only made 33 appearances in English top flight and has often been overshadowed by Marcos Alonso and Ben Chilwell.
As far as Loftus Cheek is concerned, the midfielder’s agent Jonathan Barnett revealed Sarri is highly interested in him.
“Maurizio Sarri is a fan of Ruben and he likes Serie A. Let’s see what happens." He said.
Loftus-Cheek enjoyed his best season in the Premier League when Sarri was manager at Chelsea in 2018-19.
That season, he managed an impressive 10 goals and five assists in 40 matches for the Blues from midfield.