There is a feeling in Chelsea’s dressing room that Maurizio Sarri could be sacked if the Blues flounder in three crucial cup games in the coming week, according to the Mail.

Pressure has mounted on the Italian after a number of disappointing results since the turn of the year, culminating in the 6-0 loss at the Etihad on February 10.

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Cheslea face Manchester United in the FA Cup fifth round this evening before playing Malmo in the Europa League on Thursday and Manchetser City in the Europa League final on Sunday.

Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea is set to become the best-paid player in the Premier League as the Red Devils try to tie him down to Old Trafford, according to the Mirror.

The Spaniard is out of contract next year at the club and has been non-committal about his future beyond then.

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However, United are willing to make him the top earner in English football with a weekly salary of £365,000, ahead of team-mate Alexis Sanchez and Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil.

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