Published: Sun, August 05, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Jose Mourinho backs Maurizio Sarri to succeed at Chelsea

Jose Mourinho backs Maurizio Sarri to succeed at Chelsea

Real Madrid target Courtois may leave Chelsea with the Belgium worldwide hellbent on returning to Spain.

Maurizio Sarri intends to hold face-to-face talks with Thibaut Courtois after his agent urged Chelsea to let the goalkeeper join Real Madrid.

Chelsea host Lyon in an International Champions Cup fixture on Tuesday before starting their Premier League campaign away at Huddersfield on Saturday. "I want to speak to him", Sarri was quoted as saying by Sky Sports news.

"It was a very positive conversation and I am very happy about it.

I'm very happy", Sarri said.

"I am not interested in the agent", Sarri said. "I don't know in the future".

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Luiz returned for a second spell at Chelsea from PSG in the summer of 2016, and went on to prove many of his critics wrong with a string of hugely impressive displays at the back.

Super Eagles winger Victor Moses is on the verge of adding Community Shield title to his collections as Chelsea file out against Manchester City at the wembley Stadium on Sunday.

The midfielder made three appearances in England's run to the semi final in what was his first experience at a major tournament with the senior side. "At this point of the season it is important the performance, we have to improve up close".

"The way we play is we attack forward, we defend high, we try to get the ball from them and then play our football".

Sarri conceded the game is probably a bit early for his squad, many of whom are not yet up to match speed. "The match will be very hard for us", he said.

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