How much Chelsea will have to pay Leicester to sign Enzo Maresca as brilliant Pep Guardiola point is made

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Enzo Maresca has flown to the top of Chelsea’s list as they look to appoint a new manager to replace Mauricio Pochettino.

Chelsea will have to pay around £7-8million to Leicester City if they were to agree on a deal with Enzo Maresca and buy him out of his contract with the Foxes. Moresca has proven he’s a man for the big occasion after leading Leicester back to the Premier League at the first time of asking. 

He’s done so playing attractive football, managing egos and getting the best out of a talented group of players that underachieved and led to their relegation a season before he arrived. 

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Chelsea admire a young manager, having his career ahead of him and the ability to be tactically flexible and open to the project of seeing the club invest in some of the best talents in EnglandEurope and the world at large. 

Italian Maresca was also the assistant manager of Pep Guardiola and works around the same principles that the Manchester City manager has been able to implement at the Etihad which has won multiple league titles. Maresca has raced to the summit of a four-man Chelsea list that also has Ipswich manager Kieran McKenna, Thomas Frank and Rúben Amorim.

Chelsea back to building from scratch after a challenging season

Not even winning the last five games of the season was enough to save Pochettino and keep him in the job. The Chelsea manager looked to have finally found his form and got the team playing attractive football and ending the campaign on a high. 

They qualified for European football for the first time under the American ownership but the Argentinian's departure now means they will be working under a new boss and will have to start again from scratch next season.

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