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However, the Blues' Italian manager faces an uncertain future, with the club reportedly negotiating with Napoli for Maurizio Sarri, who has been replaced at the helm by Carlo Ancelotti, but remains under contract with the Italian club.

Conte has one year remaining on his current contract and has already taken charge of the club's pre-season preparations at their Cobham training ground.

Before joining Chelsea, Conte had only coached in his native Italy, leading Juventus to three consecutive Serie A titles from 2012-14 before taking over the national team at Euro 2016.

Once again Chelsea have a new manager, the 13th separate spell for a boss under Roman Abramovich, and it'll be interesting to see what Sarri can do with them.

The Italian even took training on Thursday morning before, with the players sent home for the afternoon, confirmation came of his sacking.

Chelsea have been tipped to buy a new central midfielder as Danny Drinkwater is expected to leave following a disappointing year in London and Jorginho is seemingly being brought in as a replacement.

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Chelsea midfielder seemingly confirms reports that manager Antonio Conte has been sacked being official confirmation arrives from the club.

However, Luiz missed the World Cup after an indifferent season with Chelsea, and he featured just 10 times in the Premier League last season as his relationship with Conte first becoming strained, before completely breaking down.

He did win the FA Cup last season, but he failed to qualify for the Champions League.

The cinema mogul disclosed that he had cut a deal with Manchester City for the midfielder over two weeks ago but Chelsea had offered a higher salary and the Italy worldwide preferred to move to London rather than Manchester.

Chelsea's transfer business has been stalled, with the transfer window for Premier League clubs now being set at August 9, giving them four more weeks to bolster their squad.