But, despite winning the FA Cup last season - beating Manchester United in the final, Chelsea have ditched Conte ahead of the new campaign.
Ronaldo signs for Juventus from Real Madrid
Juventus hasn't won a UEFA Champions League trophy (the equivalent of a World Cup trophy for club soccer) since 1996. At the last count, most fans were eagerly checking their twitter feeds for updates on Ronaldo's intending move.
"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.
Sterling at heart of England World Cup bid despite goal drought
Our worst fears about this World Cup have been confirmed: none of the countries left in the tournament have left-wing governments. Gareth Southgate has "finally found a goalkeeper who saves" in Jordan Pickford , according to former England boss Fabio Capello.
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.
England make it to first semi-final in 28 years
This was England's most complete performance of Russian Federation 2018 in what was a highly-credible team effort. Sterling and Harry Kane have formed a far more effective partnership than has been recognised.