Wednesday, 19 September, 2018

Chelsea and Conte return to pre-season training

Conte guided Chelsea to the FA Cup last season but is set to leave the club this summer Conte guided Chelsea to the FA Cup last season but is set to leave the club this summer
Frederick Owens | 10 July, 2018, 10:36

The 59-year-old Italian was tipped to take over from his compatriot at Stamford Bridge after Chelsea failed to qualify for UEFA Champions League football after finishing fifth.

Chelsea have completed their first sessions of pre-season training, and amazingly, have done so under the watchful eye of Antonio Conte.

Here is a video that the club have released of the players being put through their paces. And even after winning the FA Cup against fierce rivals Manchester United in the final, Conte was still seen as a dead man walking at Chelsea.

Zola is expected to be named as Sarri's assistant should the club conclude protracted compensation negotiations over the Italian's arrival from Napoli as well as Antonio Conte's departure.

There are ten million reasons why he remains in West London, with Roman Abramovich unwilling to pay him off before appointing ex-Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri and as things stand Conte plans on showing up at Cobham every day and honouring his contract.

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Sarri has, in fact, left Napoli though - something that was confirmed by the Napoli president at the end of last month.

However, Conte has already arrived at Chelsea in order for the club's pre-season campaign with their first game on July 23 in Australia.

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.

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.

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