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Report: Roma make a move for Maurizio Sarri

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 10: Maurizio Sarri, Manager of Chelsea looks on prior to the Premier League match between Manchester City and Chelsea FC at Etihad Stadium on February 10, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
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AS Roma have reportedly made contact with Maurizio Sarri’s representatives in regards to becoming their new manager for next season.

The Italian coach’s future in charge of Chelsea is looking bleak right now on the back of their FA Cup fifth-round exit at the hands of Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on Monday.

Therefore, Chelsea have lost three and conceded 12 goals in their last six matches which also involved heavy defeats to Bournemouth and Manchester City.

Now the British press have claimed that Sarri’s Chelsea fate could be decided in the club’s next three games against Malmo FF in the Europa League tonight with Manchester City awaiting them for the Carabao Cup final on Sunday and Tottenham next week in a Premier League match.

Despite the growing pressure on his shoulders, however, Sarri announced on Wednesday that he remains unfazed by everything and expressed his confidence over being at Chelsea for a “long time”.

But Sky Sports claims that Chelsea’s recent poor form has got the board worried with a section of the supporters booing the players and slamming Sarri’s tactics on Monday night.

Furthermore, the report adds that Roma are on the lookout for a new manager themselves and have made contact with Sarri’s representatives to learn of any possible interest he may have in a return to his native Italy for next season.

The Giallorossi are allegedly keen to find a replacement for current coach Eusebio Di Francesco following last month’s 7-1 thrashing at the hands of Fiorentina in the Coppa Italia.

The 49-year-old had a solid debut campaign in charge of Roma last season by leading them to their first Champions League semi-final appearance since 1984 along with sealing a respectable third-place finish in the Serie A.

However, on the back of a poor start to this term, Roma have been playing catch-up all season and currently sit outside of the Champions League qualification spots in fifth-place.

Although the Italian club could reach the quarter-finals of the competition again this time around thanks to their 2-1 aggregate lead over FC Porto in their last-16 tie.

ROME, ITALY – DECEMBER 26: AS Roma head coach Eusebio Di Francesco looks on during the Serie A match between AS Roma and US Sassuolo at Stadio Olimpico on December 26, 2018 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Paolo Bruno/Getty Images)