Chelse strike deal for Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri and midfielder Jorginho

Rex Christensen
July 14, 2018

Antonio Conte was finally sacked as Chelsea manger today in what was perhaps the least surprising news since Donald Trump announced he was coming to Britain and, in response, Britain chose to construct a giant inflatable orange baby to fly over his head whilst he was traipsing around pretending to look important.

Conte's number has been up for sometime but wrangling over a compensation figure has held up his departure from Stamford Bridge.

The Blues did win silverware in consecutive seasons under Antonio Conte following a 1-0 FA Cup final win against Manchester United at Wembley.

Conte led Chelsea to the Premier League in his debut season and, although he could only finish fifth last season, still managed to claim the FA Cup.

"Sarri is close to being new Chelsea manager".

During the transfer window, Conte spoke frequently about his lack of involvement in the recruitment process and his remarks are said to have created a mood of negativity around the club.

It is understood that Maurizio Sarri, who was at Napoli last season, is set to be confirmed as Chelsea's new head coach.

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A legal battle is looming between Antonio Conte and Chelsea after the Premier League club sacked the Italian tactician.

Chesea have agreed a two-year deal with an option of a third with Sarri and only an agreement with Napoli seems to hold the deal back.

A midfielder in his playing days, Conte spent 13 seasons at Juve, winning five Scudetti and the 1996 Champions League title. He had been replaced in Naples by Carlo Ancelotti but not released from his contract, forcing the London club to pay a fee to secure him.

Napoli's style won the hearts of many neutrals for their quick, one-touch possession-based style that dazzled many fans.

Jorginho was a crucial part of that system in the heart of the midfield.

Chelsea are expected to announce Sarri's appointment on an initial two-year contract imminently - together with the signing of Italy global midfielder Jorginho for a combined fee of €65 million (£57.5m) - after convincing Napoli chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis to release the 59-year-old from his contract.

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