Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri is furious at a “totally false” report in Italy which claimed he had held a meeting with rivals Juventus about becoming their new head coach.

Massimiliano Allegri’s future with the champions is under increasing scrutiny after fresh speculation linking him with Arsenal was followed by claims he has already agreed to leave Turin after this season.

Italian newspaper Il Tempo suggested Sarri had held a meeting with Juve to discuss replacing Allegri, but the 58-year-old angrily refuted the report.

“A newspaper claims that I have already met with Juventus,” Sarri said ahead of Napoli’s home Serie A match with Genoa on Friday.

“I will speak with the lawyers and see if there are grounds to sue. This being a totally false report, I will see if there are grounds.”

Sarri added to reporters: “Now don’t go any further, if you do I will get up and leave.

“We will talk about Napoli v Genoa or about Tuesday’s game against Real Madrid, or I am going.”

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