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According to the reports, Jorginho is set to cost Chelsea a hefty fee of £50m.

But now it seems a deal has finally been agreed with Sarri, meaning he will become the ninth full-time manager since Roman Abramovich bought the club in 2003.

Chelsea FC has confirmed sacking manager Antonio Conte.

Conte still has one more year running on his current contract and wants Chelsea to pay all of his £9m clause in full.

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The Spain international's departure appears to have been the beginning of the end for Conte, whose relationship with the Chelsea board deteriorated throughout last term, especially after the sale of star midfielder Nemanja Matic to title rivals Manchester United, a move which Conte apparently did not sign off on.

The usually voracious Premier League news cycle has been held in an odd kind of suspension throughout the World Cup, and nothing captures this better than the fact that Antonio Conte is still the Chelsea manager in spite of spending the last six months knowing he was going to be sacked pretty sharpish.

"Thank You Boss", Terry posted on Instagram alongside a photo of the two of them holding the Premier League trophy. Great man, Great manager.

Chelsea are expected to announce Sarri's appointment on an initial two-year contract imminently - together with the signing of Italy global midfielder Jorginho for a combined fee of €65 million (£57.5m) - after convincing Napoli chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis to release the 59-year-old from his contract.

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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.

Replacing "The Godfather" on the bench will reportedly be Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri. Sarri could be joined by former Chelsea striker Gianfranco Zola as part of the backroom staff.

Sarri has also presented a list of players he would like to sign.

They reportedly include Brazil-born Italy global midfielder Jorginho from Napoli, CSKA Moscow's Russian playmaker Aleksandr Golovin and Italian defender Daniele Rugani from Juventus, the side that edged Napoli in the Serie A title race.

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