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Departing Napoli coach Sarri rejects Zenit for Chelsea chance

Departing Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri has turned down an approach from Zenit St Petersburg.

The Daily Star says Sarri is a free agent after leaving Napoli, who have replaced him with ex-Blues boss Carlo Ancelotti.

Zenit had given Sarri until the weekend to make a decision.

But it is understood he is waiting for Chelsea to make a move.

Current manager Antonio Conte has gone on holiday but his position is in the balance due to his strained relationship with club bosses.

The Italian still has a year on his contract. But Sarri is ready to step in should he get axed.

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