A new candidate enters the race to replace Maurizio Sarri, according to serious sources in Germany

Chelsea have been linked with a new managerial target, one who has seen his name on the lips of fans here at Stamford Bridge a few times over the years.

Top German paper Bild claim that it’s RB Leipzig head honcho Ralf Rangnick who is in the frame to succeed Maurizio Sarri, whose future is up in the air after reports he could leave to join Juventus.

The Daily Mail quote the German article, adding the snippet that Sarri has already agreed to go to Juve, with the Italians just needed to negotiate a settlement package with Chelsea.

Once he’s out, the race for a new appointment will be on in earnest, and German Rangnick is apparently on the shortlist.

He’s done great work working for the Red Bull sports group in various capacities, and he was about to step up the ladder to become a more general overseer of the whole sporting project.

Instead, it’s hinted that a Premier League job, especially with a team as big as Chelsea, could tempt him.

We still see Frank Lampard as heavy favourite, but if a little more experience is desired, Ralf could also be a great option.