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Report: Ancelotti holds talks with Napoli

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Carlo Ancelotti has held a three-hour meeting with Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis to discuss taking charge of the team for next season, reports Football-Italia

The former Real Madrid and AC Milan manager was at Laurentiis’s residence in Rome to hold talks with the Napoli president and the director of sport Cristiano Giuntoli.

The meeting lasted for three hours and it has been widely reported throughout Italy that Ancelotti has reached a basic agreement on a three-year contract and that more talks will be held later today.

This new development at the Stadio San Paolo comes in the light of the increased uncertainty surrounding Maurizio Sarri’s future at Napoli with the Italian tactician having been heavily linked with a move to Chelsea in the summer.

Sarri recently received heavy criticism from De Laurentiis for failing to rotate the squad enough as hopes of a first Serie A title since 1990 for Napoli quickly faded in the final weeks of the season.

While Sarri has revealed his €8m release clause recently, it has been reported that Napoli have a clause of their own that will allow them to terminate his contract at the club for only €0.5m.