Maurizio Sarri says he wants to stay at Chelsea and turn the club into title contenders within two years.

According to the SkySports, Sari is confident he can close the gap on Premier League pacesetters Liverpool and Manchester City, and says he is intent on remaining at Stamford Bridge despite constant speculation linking him with a return to Italy.

“The Premier League is wonderful and I want to remain in the Premier League,” said Sarri.

“I want to remain at Chelsea, because the level is very, very high.

“The atmosphere in the stadiums is really fantastic. And so it’s a wonderful championship. I’d like to remain here.

“I am sure that, in two seasons, we will be able to close to them [Liverpool and Manchester City].

“But I am not sure that, in two seasons, we will be able to be better than them.”

The Blues can give their quest for a top-four Premier League finish a sizeable boost should they win at Manchester United on Sunday