Chelsea's board believe Maurizio Sarri's appointment is their best shot at keeping the team together.
The Sun says Blues management are convinced Sarri as boss will keep their top stars at Stamford Bridge.
However, Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis said yesterday: “The Sarri deal is in the home stretch, it depends on him.
“I've laid down my conditions, it is all in the hands of lawyers."
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich and key aide Marina Granovskaia believe Sarri's appointment will unify the club.