Chelsea and Antonio Conte Set For Legal Battle

Annette Crawford
July 14, 2018

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

Kovacic has made 109 appearances in his three seasons at Madrid, winning the Champions League three times, but with countryman Luka Modric occupying one of Europe's best midfields, has not yet been able to command a regular starting place.

That's because Cesc Fabregas has been caught "liking" a tweet celebrating Conte's impending departure. They eventually stuttered to a fifth-placed finish in the league, which has led to Conte's departure even though he did clinch the FA Cup title.

Despite Napoli acquiring Carlo Ancelotti, Sarri's contract hasn't been terminated by the club and this has what delayed Chelsea's move.

While analysing Kevin De Bruyne's performances for Belgium, Fabregas claimed that he himself had been "a bit more restricted" by a more disciplined role at Chelsea over the last two years.

Chelsea sacked Conte and nearly his entire staff at the club's Cobham training ground after the Italian took a morning session yesterday, with Sarri now on the brink of taking over. Thibaut Courtois is expected to depart having entered the final year of his contract, forcing Chelsea to consider a move for Roma's Brazil goalkeeper Alisson. Sarri could be joined by former Chelsea striker Gianfranco Zola as part of the backroom staff. With just 12 days before Chelsea's first pre-season game and less than a month before the transfer window closes - Sarri will need to get to work quickly and efficiently.

They reportedly include Brazil-born Italy global midfielder Jorginho from Napoli, CSKA Moscow's Russian playmaker Aleksandr Golovin and Italian defender Daniele Rugani from Juventus, the side that edged Napoli in the Serie A title race.

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