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Chelse strike deal for Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri and midfielder Jorginho

Conte's firing imminent as Sarri waits in the wings

Conte's departure comes after winning the Premier League title in 2017 and the FA Cup last season.

"But Chelsea is going to offer more to Napoli and to Jorginho for his contract, so he'll join Chelsea I guess".

It is no secret that the club have been lining up a move for Maurizio Sarri to replace Antonio Conte, but a move for the former Napoli manager has not yet materialised.

Napoli Chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis, at a news conference unveiling Carlo Ancelotti as the new boss of his club, revealed that Chelsea will soon finalize a deal installing Maurizio Sarri as the new Blues boss.

Despite the claims made by De Laurentiis, City insist it is not true that Jorginho does not want to live in Manchester.

Conte is also holding out for his £9m and intends to work his past year 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. Jorginho? We said to ourselves, "If Jorginho has any requests, we'll take them into account".

But who will Sarri target this summer?

However, Manchester City do not believe the transfer saga has decisively turned towards Chelsea and, according to the Manchester Evening News, they feel all the talk of the midfielder moving to London is Napoli's transfer tactics.

Sarri is employed by a club who has no use for him.

The attacker hinted he partly blamed Conte for missing out on selection for Spain's squad for the World Cup in Russian Federation this summer. This has ignited interest from Chelsea who is keen to sign a solid midfielder who can strengthen their base and the West London club are trying to hijack a deal from their rivals.

After Christmas they suffered back-to-back league defeats twice - first by Bournemouth and Watford, and then against Manchester City and Manchester United - and a run of four-straight wins late in the campaign could not secure a top-four finish.

Chelsea met De Laurentiis on Monday to thrash out the terms of Sarri's compensation deal to allow him to come to Stamford Bridge.