Enzo Maresca appointment could prompt former Chelsea boss to make stunning Premier League return

Enzo Maresca
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Former Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has been linked with a return to the Premier League this summer, with reports in Italy claiming that he has been approached by Leicester City.

The Foxes are on the search for a new boss with Enzo Maresca set to join Chelsea. The Italian led Leicester to the Championship title in his one year in charge of the club and is closing on on a move to Stamford Bridge on a five-year deal with the option of another year.

On Friday, it was claimed by Sportitalia transfer chief Alfredo Pedulla that Leicester had made contact with Sarri as their search for a new manager started. They are however not the only club interested with Lazio, Bologna, and Panathinaikos also said to have made contact.

Sarri has been out of work since leaving Italian side Lazio in March. He is said to be in no rush to make a decision on his future with the report adding that he ‘prefers to wait a few more days’ before giving an answer.

However, football Italia claims that Sarri has already turned down the opportunity to join Leicester and is ‘waiting for more intriguing proposals.’ West Bromwich Albion manager Carlos Corberan is currently the bookmakers' favourite to take over from Maresca at the King Power Stadium.

Sarri spent one season in charge of Chelsea between 2018 and 2019. He led the club to a third-place Premier League finish and Europa League victory before leaving to join Italian giants Juventus.