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#5 Sarri speaks on transfers
Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has stated that he doesn’t know much on the club’s dealings in the transfer market. The Blues seem to be the busiest club in the market as they have not only been linked with some players but could have some players on the departures list as well.
However, the former Napoli manager seems to be clueless on what could happen as he claimed that Chelsea director Marina Granovskia is the pulling the strings in the market and that he doesn’t call her every day for updates regarding it.
"I don't know. I want to be clear because I cannot help you. I spoke with Marina two weeks ago, so Marina knows very well my opinion on how to improve the team,” Sarri said.
"I don't call her every evening, otherwise I spend all my mental energy on the market and I think it's better if I spend all my mental energies on the pitch."
Speaking of Morata, he claimed that it is “normal” for players to be available in the market. The Spaniard was omitted from the match against Newcastle, fueling rumours of an exit.
"For him, I think it's a very difficult moment, but it's normal for a player in January to be in the market," added Sarri.
Finally, he lauded Callum Hudson-Odoi, who is linked to Bayern, and his mental strength but claimed that he can’t resolve the Englishman’s situation.
"I don't want to talk with him about something I cannot resolve," Sarri said. "Mentally he's in a very positive moment. On the pitch we are very happy. He has improved a lot in the last two months."