Sarri: "The call of home is strong."

Sarri admits his desire to return to Italy.

Maurizio Sarri says "the call of home is strong" amid rumours suggesting he will leave Chelsea to take over the helm at Juventus.

The Italian moved from Napoli to Stamford Bridge on a three-year deal in the summer of 2018 and in recent weeks, he has been heavily linked with the vacant role at Juve after Massimiliano Allegri's departure.

Sarri, who led the Blues to Europa League success last week, has revealed he is tempted by a return to Italy.

"For us Italians, the call of home is strong," he told Vanity Fair. "You feel that something is missing. It has been a heavy year. I have begun to feel the weight of distant friends and elderly parents I rarely see.

"At my age I only make professional choices. I won't be able to train for another 20 years. When I return home to Tuscany I feel like a stranger."

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