Chelsea Set To Seal €65m Deal For Maurizio Sarri And Jorginho

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Former Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri is in line to take over at Stamford Bridge and appears to be close to being confirmed as the Blues' new manager.

Chelsea have delivered a telling insight regarding their relationship with sacked manager Antonio Conte after confirming the departure of the Italian boss.

But, despite winning the FA Cup last season - beating Manchester United in the final, Chelsea have ditched Conte ahead of the new campaign.

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"I hope we can provide some entertaining football for our fans, and that we will be competing for trophies at the end of the season, which is what this club deserves", he said.

The Italian has taken most of his backroom staff with him with only Paolo Bertelli, Carlo Cudicini and goalkeeping coach, Gianluca Spinelli, considering staying at Chelsea for the coming season.

Sarri guided Napoli to a second place finish in Serie A last season with an astonishing 91 points, narrowly missing out on the Scudetto to Juventus. Negotiations for the highly-rated manager's payoff have accelerated over the last 48 hours and are nearly completed.

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Though the club only formally announced Conte's departure on Friday, he was sacked on Wednesday, sources said, after weeks of uncertainty about his future as Chelsea attempted to extricate Sarri from his contractual obligation to Napoli.

Inter coach, Giovanni Martusciello will not be following Maurizio Sarri in his new adventure in England with Chelsea according to a report from Sky Sport.

The Blues are now expected to appoint Sarri, who recently left Napoli, which led to a contract wrangle with the Italian club, although the saga is nearing a conclusion.

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