Chelsea prepared to agree double deal with Napoli including Manchester City target

11 July, 2018, 09:40 | Author: Malcolm Quinn
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The release is likely to cost the Blues a package of around £8m this summer.

The agreement with Conte is in place and Sarri now expects his appointment on a three-year contract worth around £5.6million a year after tax to be ratified on Monday.

So with Chelsea having arranged pre-season preparations to start today, not many would have been expecting Antonio Conte to still be in charge.

Despite his quality, Rugani struggled in his efforts to become a regular starter for the serial Serie A winners with Giorgio Chiellini and Andrea Barzagli among those he has had to compete with for a starting spot.

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The sway which the former Napoli manager Sarri may hold over his midfielder who was integral in their Scudetto bid in 2017/18 to be narrowly be beaten out by serial champions Juventus once again, could be imperative in bringing Jorginho to Stamford Bridge instead of the Etihad.

Carlo Ancelotti wants to sign David Luiz from Chelsea this summer as he looks to bolster Napoli's defensive options, according to a report from the Mirror.

Conte is also holding out for his £9m and intends to work his a year ago of his contract unless he gets it, having not had any concrete offers from other clubs and after turning down Italy's interest in re-appointing him.

The long-running saga surrounding Conte has rumbled into Chelsea's pre-season, causing new signings to be delayed as the coach and staff push for their optimum compensation from owner Roman Abramovich, which is for a year's salary and an optional year.

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