Chelsea had been willing to cash in on Courtois on the proviso they could sign a replacement but, after seeing Alisson Becker join Liverpool, have so far been unable to secure a new No1.
Sarri refused to be drawn into commenting on what has been said by Courtois' agent in the past week and insisted that he would have to talk to his goalkeeper himself before a decision is made. It was a very positive conversation and I am very happy about it. It is peculiar, though, that City have been turned down by their primary targets in two consecutive transfer windows. "We have very good midfielders, but maybe a midfielder with different characteristics". He will have to trade in trophies and he might as well start with the Shield.
'I look forward to playing in Wembley. There is not a Willian problem. It is my first time and I want to win. "I spoke about positions and characteristics but no names", Sarri told reporters.
Kohli holds firm in 1st Test thriller after Curran revives England
He broke the budding 21-run partnership between him and Dawid Malan (20) as Rahul held another excellent, low catch at leg slip. Following scans on Thursday, England have confirmed Jos Buttler did not suffer a fractured finger in the morning session.
Paolo Bertelli worked for two years as a fitness coach under Conte and he has chose to stay at Chelsea. It depends on the club.
What remains to be seen is how Sarri will manage the club's Premier League ambitions with Thursday night football as they are participating in the UEFA Europa League this season, unlike most of their domestic competitors.
The Belgian is out of contract next summer and after refusing to sign a new deal, Chelsea are prepared to let him go for around £35m to avoid losing him for free.
Cesc Fabregas may miss out due to a minor knee problem.