Chelsea legend Frank Lampard is the clear favorite at 8/11 (-137) with Paddy Power to succeed Sarri after impressing in his first managerial role at Derby last season, where he guided them to the Championship play-off final, only to lose to Aston Villa.
However, thinking logically, it is hard to imagine a manager who is pleading with his current employers for a bigger transfer budget, would leave to go to a club that is banned from buying any players at all - even if that club is Chelsea.
Chelsea may be faced with little option but to offer Frank Lampard an earlier than anticipated return to the club as head coach.
Chelsea are ready to dig in over Maurizio Sarri and keep Juventus waiting to appoint him as their new manager.
Chelsea's decision is being delayed by the time it is taking Sarri's exit to be agreed.
Sarri has told Chelsea he wants to return to Italy after one season in England and the club have said they will not stand in his way.
However, on the flip-side, owner Roman Abramovich's side won the Europa League in 2013 under Rafa's management, and that could have some serious influence when it comes to them naming Sarri's replacement.
Ferdinand, who played with the Rams boss at West Ham and for England, thinks his experience is irrelevant, however - and has urged Chelsea to take a leaf out of Barcelona's book when they hired a young Pep Guardiola back in 2008. "They have tried with all these great managers".
Then it was reported that Benitez actually took it upon himself to contact Moraes directly to let him know that he is the Spaniard's top priority this summer. And keep blowing money away with these managers who you have to pay up after two years?
"He invigorates not only the first team and the fans but the kids coming through".