Sarri hoping to convince £60,000-a-week star to join Chelsea

Chelsea gaffer is hoping a player he once scouted but now dons the colours of Barcelona will join the club.

Denis Suarez, 24, a midfielder who plies his trade for Barcelona, a club he joined from Manchester City after two years with them, is interesting the Blues.

Since joining, he has found playing minutes dried up like the wells in the northern part of Nigeria during the Harmattan.

His situation became heightened when the club preferred another player Carles Alena over him in the Tuesday Champions League encounter with Inter Milan.

Chelsea boss who has been a long time admirer is providing a way out for the player if he dares to take the step.

Maurizio Sarri interest dates back to when he was Napoli manager. He made several attempt to sign the player for the Italian outfit but the youngster joined Barcelona instead.

Napoli are still interested in the player whilst Valencia are also reported to be closely monitoring the player’s situation.

Chelsea‘s link to the player has been described as a replacement for Mateo Kovacic if his current loan deal doesn’t metamorphose into a permanent one. The player is believed to still harbour hopes of making the cut at the Bernabeau.