Journalist Fabrizio Romano has revealed that Roberto De Zerbi has a launch clause that may be triggered this summer time amid previous hyperlinks to the vacant Chelsea supervisor place.
What are the most recent Chelsea supervisor hyperlinks?
After sacking Graham Potter, it stays unclear who precisely will turn out to be the subsequent everlasting supervisor for the Blues. One factor may be sure, although, Frank Lampard will not be within the working for the job.
In spite of everything, having misplaced to Arsenal 3-1 within the Premier League final night time, he has now fallen to defeat in all six video games since taking cost as interim boss, and is the primary English supervisor in command of a top-flight workforce to lose ten video games on the trot in 35 years.
Brighton boss De Zerbi is one various identify to Lampard that appears much more interesting for Chelsea. Certainly, the 43-year-old has been touted as a goal in latest occasions.
What’s extra, it sounds as if he could possibly be accessible this summer time resulting from a launch clause in his contract that could possibly be triggered. Romano defined as a lot whereas speaking on the Right here We Go podcast.
The journalist mentioned (16:42): “Let me say one factor, Robert De Zerbi has a launch clause in his contract. You possibly can name it a launch clause, fastened quantity, no matter you need.
“However there’s an amount of cash, which is near 11 million euros, which permits Robert De Zerbi to go away the membership in the summertime – not in the course of the season.
“That is the one distinction with Potter. The Potter clause was legitimate in the course of the yr, and that is how Potter joined Chelsea in September. The Potter clause was completely different as a result of now De Zerbi is barely allowed to go away in the summertime, in July.
“However once more, at this second, there isn’t a concrete discuss as a result of Chelsea usually are not engaged on De Zerbi as a risk.”
Will Roberto De Zerbi be part of Chelsea?
Regardless of Chelsea in idea simply having to pay this €11m (£9.7m) launch clause, that does not essentially imply De Zerbi could be open to becoming a member of the Blues.
And Romano makes clear that there aren’t any present talks between the supervisor and the London outfit proper now, so it does not sound as if it is doubtless at this second in time.
Nonetheless, ought to Chelsea change their minds, it is excellent news that there’s already a predetermined determine they must pay to get this deal carried out – so you may’t fairly shut the door on this hearsay simply but.
Even so, with Brighton fairly more likely to be taking part in European soccer subsequent season, and Todd Boehly’s aspect sitting nearer to the relegation zone, it is not as if De Zerbi has any nice cause to leap ship this summer time.