The Serie A side have appointed Carlo Ancelotti as their new manager, and while Sarri is still on their books, he has been strongly linked with a move to Stamford Bridge to replace Antonio Conte. Jorginho has also been tipped to make a switch to either Manchester City or the Blues.
According to De Laurentiis, the Premier League side are poised to land both their managerial and midfield targets, per Football Italia.
"The Sarri affair is in the home stretch, it depends on him," he said. "I've laid down my conditions. It's all in the hands of lawyers. Jorginho? We said to ourselves, 'if Jorginho has any requests, we'll take them into account.' For that, I'll have to apologise to Manchester City. However, if the player would rather live in London than Manchester, I can understand that."
De Laurentiis went on to add that "Jorginho would go to Chelsea regardless of Sarri." Journalist Claudio Russo noted the Italy international has been spotted at an airport in London:
Seeing Jorginho joining Chelsea would be a surprise, as City appeared to be leading the chase for the player for a long spell. Earlier in July, it was reported by Jamie Jackson of the Guardian that the Premier League champions were close to agreeing a £43 million deal.
However, he now appears to be on his way to Stamford Bridge along with Sarri, and according to journalist Fabrizio Romano, the pair will join as part of a package from the Serie A outfit:
Per Liam Twomey of ESPN FC, this type of switch seems to suit both sides at the end of what has become a saga:
The arrival of the pair will not only spell the end of Conte's two-year stint in charge of the Blues, in which he won the Premier League and the FA Cup, but it also points to a significant shift in the style of football that will be played.
Last season in Italy, Sarri's Napoli outfit were thrilling to watch, as they ran Juventus so close in the battle for the Serie A title. The Partenopei played some exceptional passing football, with front three of Dries Mertens, Lorenzo Insigne and Jose Callejon running riot.
Arguably the key player in the setup was Jorginho, though, as his cerebral and technical abilities breathed life in Sarri's blueprint.
David Amoyal outlined just how important the midfielder is to Napoli:
Jorginho's game is centred around getting on the ball as often as possible and using it effectively:
Given the new Premier League season is now less than a month away, Sarri will be in a race against time to put his intricate ideas across and get the players attuned to them. Having Jorginho around, who knows the tactics of the manager and is important to the system flourishing, will be a catalyst for that process.
Still, given the figures involved, there will be plenty of pressure for both player and coach to hit the ground running. For two men that have never worked in English football before, that will be a big challenge.