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After confirming that Maurizio Sarri will become new Chelsea boss following the last legal details to be discussed on his deal, Napoli chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis claimed that Jorginho is heading to Stamford Bridge as well, revealing the Italian international rejected an offer from Man City to join the Blues:

Jorginho in the Sarri deal? These are separate matters”

“I accepted Manchester City offer for him two weeks ago, but I will have to apologize with them: if the player prefers to live in London rather than in Manchester I can understand him, then if Chelsea proposes him better wages I can understand him even more and I cannot do anything”

“But Jorginho at Chelsea is not linked to the Sarri deal”

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Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea, now it’s almost official.

Napoli chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis is speaking in this moment in a press conference and claimed the deal is about to be closed:

“Sarri is close to be new Chelsea manager, maybe it will be official tonight. My lawyers are in talks with his lawyers to finalise everything,” the Italian businessman claimed, as quoted by CalcioNapoli24.com .

“Everything it’s upon him, let’s see what happens”

Jorginho in the deal? These are separate matters”

“I accepted Manchester City offer for him two weeks ago, but I will have to apologize with them: if the player prefers to live in London rather than in Manchester I can understand him, then if Chelsea proposes him better wages I can understand him even more and I cannot do anything”

“But Jorginho at Chelsea is not linked to the Sarri deal”

 

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Chelsea FC are expected to make official new manager Maurizio Sarri‘s appointment today, or no later than tomorrow.

The new Stamford Bridge boss is close to sign for the Stamford Bridge club and he’s expected in London today.

According to the Daily Mail, Sarri, is likely to sign a two-year contract that will include the option of a third year and is said to be planning to sleep at the club’s Cobham training ground at first upon his arrival, where there is a house inside the complex.

Chelsea are believed to be paying around £4.5million to release the Italian coach from Napoli after a contractual dispute caused a delay and slowed down their transfer activity.

Sarri would like to bring Senegal international Kalidou Koulibaly and Italy international Jorginho, both crucial players in his Napoli side, and in the last days also the name of Belgian striker Dries Mertens – also in Napoli squad and great friend with Blues star Eden Hazard- became hot in the list of the possible transfers from Napoli toward Stamford Bridge.

However,  Chelsea’s lack of Champions League football could cost them in contract talks with new signings bound to want large bonuses for getting them back into Europe’s elite competition.

Most players who are not at the World Cup are believed to be due back for pre-season on July 9 but have been waiting to find out who will be in charge.

 

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The reportedly incoming Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri wants £179m to be made available to revamp his squad next summer, Italian reports claim.

The former Napoli head coach was replaced by ex Blues manager Carlo Ancelotti at the end of the 2017-18 season following another failed Scudetto bid, with rivals Juventus eventually pipping the Naples club to the title.

Italian outlet La Gazzetta dello Sport claim that he is keen to bring three players with him to London from the Azzurri: central defender Kalidou Koulibaly, full-back Elseid Hysaj and midfielder Piotr Zielinski.

Sarri is expected to be named as the new Blues boss soon, though the report claims he is waiting for Roman Abramovich’s approval.

Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain is also a target, and there is a possibility that Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata could be used in the deal for a swap.

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Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has been granted Israeli citizenship after delays in the renewal of his UK visa, which some view as part of a crackdown on wealthy Russians.

Abramovich, who is worth an estimated £8.6 billion ($11.4 billion), exercised his right under Israel’s Law of Return, which allows Jews from anywhere in the world to gain Israeli citizenship.

Incidentally, with his new citizenship, Abramovich has instantly become Israel’s richest person and perhaps he’ll find it easier to get back into the UK as an Israeli citizen.

Unlike the Russians, the Israelis do get a visa-free stay in the UK for up to six months straight, but it’s not clear if the decision on the Tier 1 investor visa that he needs is actually affected by the citizenship of the applicant.

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Chelsea are working to appoint a new manager for next season. Blues’ legend Frank Lampard isn’t a candidate this summer, but he hopes he can sit on the London’s club bench in the future.

Chelsea, of course, is like a dream job that will be there one day. But that is not always the route that it takes, so it might take me to go somewhere else before I can ever do that”. Lampard told Goal.com. “We will see, but I certainly have ambitions to do it”.

Lampard it’s aware it not depends primarily on him, but he admits he will accept a Chelsea managerial role with no hesitation: “How could I not take it if Chelsea offered me the job?” the former Blues midfielder went on. “Chelsea are my club and I feel like I have a lot to offer. But that’s obviously for other people to decide, for important people, if and when I am ready to do that.”

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Italian TV  Premium Sport reports that Chelsea manager Antonio Conte will part ways with the club in the next few hours.

Conte joined Chelsea in the summer of 2016 after having managed the Italian national team at Euro 2016: he won the Premier League during his debut season but failed even to reach the top four in this one, a frustration partially mitigated by the success in the FA Cup final against Manchester United in the past weekend.

According to Premium, the termination of the manager’s contract is a contentious issue though, as the club wants to end it by mutual consent but Conte intends to get sacked to cover also the year left on the deal or to get a good payout.

It’s well known that the Italian boss’ relationship with Chelsea board fell out in the last months, mainly because Conte reckons it wasn’t given enough credit to his work and also because he wasn’t trusted during transfer market negotiations.

Possible substitutes to replace him are former AS Roma and Barcelona manager Luis Enrique and Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic, as Napoli’s Maurizio Sarri seems keen to join Zenit St. Petersburg at the moment.

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All ready for 137th Final of FA CUP, the third one final between Chelsea and Manchester United, it’s Mourinho against Conte: it’s Conte’ future face to face with Mou’s future.

These are guys chosen from two coaches:

Manchester United FA Cup Final XI:

De Gea; Young, Smalling, Jones, Valencia (c); Ander Herrera, Matić; Alexis, Pogba, Lingard; Rashford.

Substitutes: Romero, Bailly, Darmian, Mata, McTominay, Lukaku, Martial

Manager: José Mourinho

Chelsea FA Cup Final XI:

(3-5-1-1) Courtois; Rüdiger, Cahill (c), Azpilicueta; Alonso, Bakayoko, Kanté, Fàbregas, Moses; Hazard; Giroud.

Substitute: Caballero, Zappacosta, Chalobah, Barkley, Pedro, Willian, Morata.

Manager: Antonio Conte

 

Out Christensen, who he has suffered a back problem, as Conte reveled few minuts ago

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Chelsea new 2018/19 home kit
Chelsea will wear the new home kit for the first time in the away game against Newcastle United at St.James’ Park on Sunday

 

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After home drew with Huddersfield, wasting possibility to surpasse Liverpool and approach Champions League qualifications, Blues supporters have enough!

Unhappyies and tired to bear another bad results Chelsea’ fans arised on social network.

In the blues’ supporters viewfinder there’s coach Antonio Conte: Bad results and bad choices. Fans didn’t share Conte’s choices tonight and fans conveyed his frustration through social network.

Hashtag #Conteout is depopulated on twitter and even appared hashtag #Sarriin

 

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