Maurizio Sarri thinks that the players of the caliber of David Luiz and Cesc Fabregas are hard to replace and Chelsea is not willing to release either of them, but there have been a few disagreements over the two parties regarding the extension which is why the extension has not been finalized yet.
Chelsea has a policy that as soon as a player crosses 30, he becomes ineligible for a 2-year or a 3-year contract and if he is to be awarded an extension, it can only be done on a year to year basis. The new deal can’t be longer than a year and that’s something that Luiz and Fabregas are not happy about. They probably want financial security and hence want the extension to be of more than one year.
Sarri admitted that the two parties have different views over the matter, but he reckons that there will eventually be some sort of a mid-way and the deal will eventually be cracked.
“I know the difficulties of the new deal. The problem is only one year, two years or three/four years for the new contract. But I think the club will be able to find the right solution.” Sarri was quoted saying by ESPN.