However, the Serie A side refused to release the 59-year-old from his contract and stood firm over negotiations with Chelsea.
The same article states that the former Napoli boss will have to convince Chelsea FC to part with a transfer fee in the region of £88m to sign the Senegal global.
Whilst Antonio Conte hasn't officially been relieved of his duties, it seems a matter of time before the Italian is sacked, with Sarri taking over.
Maurizio Sarri may have come agonizingly close to winning the Serie A title for Napoli this past season, but he will certainly be expected to follow in the tradition that Italian managers have set at Stamford Bridge.
‘I think they like me a lot in the UK’
Later that day, she will rejoin the President at Windsor Castle where they will meet the Queen and have tea with her. Protests are also planned in Scotland when he travels to play golf at his Trump Turnberry course.
A workaholic capable of bringing out the best in the players at his disposal, Sarri could be the ideal man to make Chelsea title challengers once again.
Despite winning the Premier League and FA Cup during his spell, he has paid the price for his hard relationship with the club's board.
The Mirror reports that the prospective new Chelsea manager even plans to live at the club's training base at Cobham in Surrey.
Chelsea are keen for Sarri to get involved in the transfer market as soon as possible, with the Blues yet to sell or buy any players so far.