Under-pressure Sarri denies Roma talks

Maurizio Sarri is under pressure after some dismal results. [Picture: Adam Matthews/PA Wire]

Maurizio Sarri has denied holding talks about taking over as Roma boss.

Sarri is under pressure at Chelsea, where his job as head coach is on the line following some dismal results and performances.

Reports in his native Italy have suggested that the former Napoli boss has discussed returning to Serie A with Roma.

But he said: “Of course no. I have a contract with Chelsea for next season so it is impossible.”

Chelsea reached the last 16 of the Europa League by seeing off Malmo on Thursday night.

They will face Manchester City this weekend in the Carabao Cup final and a crucial league game against rivals Tottenham is also approaching.