JUST IN: Chelsea Sack Conte, Appoints Sarri As New Manager


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

Conte leaves with the best win percentage 65.1% of any of Chelsea's managers in the Premier League era. He was eventually replaced by Carlo Ancelotti on May 23 after speculation that Sarri's buyout clause would be activated by another club.

And Napoli chief De Laurentiis has claimed that the Blues will make Jorginho their first summer signing after reaching an agreement with the Naples club and Italian midfielder. The Italian global was integral in their Scudetto bid in 2017/18 only to be narrowly be beaten out by serial champions Juventus once again, but could be imperative in bringing Jorginho to Stamford Bridge instead of the Etihad.

Conte spent two years with Chelsea, leading them to the Premier League title and the FA Cup during that time. "My lawyers are in talks with his lawyers to finalise everything". The midfielder prefers to live in London according to Napoli chief.

Reports have emerged that the Italian will leave Stamford Bridge and the club have refused to comment on the 48-year-old's future. He will reportedly earn a hefty payday as his compensation with 12 months still remaining on his £9m-a-year contract.

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Courtois is not the only Belgian at Chelsea to be linked with Real Madrid as Eden Hazard has emerged as a target following Cristiano Ronaldo's blockbuster departure to Juventus.

His Chelsea team-mate, Willian, is on the radar of Manchester United and Barcelona.

The incoming boss has a huge rebuilding task at his hands. The squad is in a state of flux.

One player that Sarri hasn't worked with but who has been linked with a move to Chelsea is Russian star Alexandr Golovin off the back of an excellent European campaign last season followed by an exceptional World Cup for the hosts.