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Maurizio Sarri drops two exciting transfer hints at first Chelsea press conference

New Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri met the press today and some of his quotes suggest good news for Blues fans in the transfer market.

The Italian tactician just replaced Antonio Conte as Chelsea manager after moving from Napoli, and has quickly managed to bring in Jorginho with him as his first signing.

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There could be more to follow, however, with Sarri responding to questions about the transfer market by saying the club could do with a new centre-back, as quoted by ESPN’s Chelsea correspondent Liam Twomey on Twitter.

This follows strong and lengthy speculation that CFC have been working to sign Daniele Rugani from Juventus, with the Evening Standard saying a £44.2million deal is edging closer to completion.

While Sarri did not name any names, he may perhaps have been hinting that there’s something behind the Rugani stories by admitting he’s had a word with the club about strengthening at the back.

In another moment that could be very good news for Chelsea fans, Sarri also spoke of his excitement at working with star player Eden Hazard, as reported on the club’s official Twitter feed, hinting perhaps that the Belgian is not as close to an exit as some reports have suggested.

The Daily Star have mentioned Hazard as a £200m target for Real Madrid, while RMC also say the 27-year-old has agreed terms with the Spanish giants over a move, even if the clubs are yet to strike a deal.

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