Antonio Conte sacked by Chelsea

Conte's departure has been speculated on for weeks. GOAL

Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis on Wednesday said "the Sarri affair is almost at its conclusion", alluding to the likelihood of the 59-year-old moving to Stamford Bridge.

The club have refused to comment on the status of the 48-year-old, who won the Premier League title in his first season and the FA Cup in May. Articles appear on euronews.com for a limited time.

Relations between Conte and the Chelsea hierarchy had always been hard but deteriorated markedly over a hard second season with regular disagreements over transfer policy.

Sarri's expected arrival is also expected to see him bring Napoli midfielder Jorginho to the club, with the Blues shaking off interest from Manchester City and Pep Guardiola.

It is harsh these days how football club owners are dealing with managers, even though there are high expectations and financial deals that could be affected, it leaves an adverse image on the club.

Following the acquisition of N'Golo Kante in the summer of 2016 to form a midfield partnership with Nemanja Matic, Fabregas found himself out of a place in the Chelsea starting XI under Conte.




Chelsea are set to announce the departure of manager Antonio Conte after two years in charge.

Conte has one year remaining on his current contract and has already taken charge of the club's pre-season preparations at their Cobham training ground.

The Sarri deal is in the homestretch, it depends on him. In a time that should have been the most hard season of my career, Antonio was honest, respectful and there for me whenever I needed him.

"My lawyers have submitted papers to his lawyers".

After two seasons in the saddle, Antonio Conte has been relieved of his duties at Stamford Bridge with Premier League giants, Chelsea.

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