Maurizio Sarri interested in Roberto Pereyra

Maurizio Sarri
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 08: Maurizio Sarri, Manager of Chelsea looks on during the warm up ahead of the Carabao Cup Semi-Final First Leg match between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium on January 8, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri is monitoring the situation surrounding Roberto Pereyra, according to the winger’s agent.

The Watford ace, has been one of the club’s standout players this season, and his representative claims Sarri and Torino, manager Walter Mazzari, who brought Pereyra to the Premier League from Juventus in 2016, both want him.

Sergio Furlan said, according to Mirror Football :

“2018 was the year of his take-off.”

“He scored a dozen goals in a calendar year, something he’d never done before, and we’re talking about a midfielder, not a striker.”

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“He starts from the left and comes inside. The coach [Javi Gracia] is getting the best out of him in this position and he’s doing very well.”

“Mazzarri likes him, but so does Sarri. Maxi has great esteem for Mazzarri because he’s a sincere man.”

Furlan, however, ruled out a January exit from the Hornets for Pereyra but admitted the Argentina international has his sights set on a return to European football.

He added: “A transfer in January? You can never say never in the market, but I tend to exclude it almost categorically.”

“Chelsea also tried, but without success. To Toro in the summer? It would amaze me if they didn’t try again, but we must see Maxi’s desires, Watford’s plans and the offers that will arrive.”