Antonio Conte: Chelsea sack Italian after two years in charge


'During Antonio's time at the club, we won our sixth league title and eighth FA Cup.

It's always been known that Conte would be dismissed with Sarri the favoured replacement, yet it was somehow allowed to get to the stage where the former Italy coach took the first three days of pre-season training before being dismissed.

He's set to be appointed imminently after Chelsea confirmed the departure of Antonio Conte.

"We wish Antonio every success in his future career".

Conte still had a year left on a revised deal he signed last summer after delivering the fifth Premier League title since Roman Abramovich bought Chelsea in 2003.

Sarri's regular brushes with Italy's football authorities had looked likely to cost him the chance of becoming Chelsea's next manager earlier this summer.

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Morata was an expensive acquisition of Conte's, but the striker failed to maintain form through-out last season after a blistering start to the campaign. "Great man, Great manager".

This text will now form the basis of Chelsea's evidence against their former manager.

Sarri, 59, led Napoli to two second-place and one third-place finish in three seasons in charge.

Juventus are ready to offload the Argentina worldwide after signing Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid and are keen to do business before 23rd July, when Higuain would be due to report for pre-season training. The Serie A side, who still have Sarri under contract, have been in discussions with Chelsea to agree on a compensation fee and it is believed that everything has now been concluded.

Russia World Cup star Aleksandr Golovin is another close to arriving from CSKA Moscow, along with Juventus defender Daniele Rugani.