Antonio Conte takes Chelsea training amid uncertain club future

Chelsea expect to appoint former Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri as Conte's replacement

Chelsea expect to appoint former Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri as Conte's replacement

Conte is still under contract at the Stamford Bridge outfit but is expected to leave the Premier Leave side as soon as Maurizio Sarri is finally named.

Alvaro Morata, Pedro, Cesc Fabregas, Marcos Alonso, Davide Zappacosta, Emerson Palmieri, Tiemoue Bakayoko, Danny Drinkwater and Ross Barkley will also return to training on that day after the break.

The Blues' eggheads have been in talks with the former Napoli boss after holding numerous meetings.

The Blues squad began their preparations for the new campaign despite the uncertainty surrounding manager Antonio Conte's situation at the club.

Antonio Conte's brother has dropped a huge hint on Instagram that the Italian is set to continue as Chelsea manager.

The Blues' tackle Australia's Perth Glory on July 23 in their first pre-season game.


And the Spanish duo were both involved as Chelsea FC underwent their first pre-season training session on Sunday.

And Sarri's presence in London could yet give Chelsea the edge in the race.

With Moses yet to return in full with the club, despite already getting back to London from the World Cup in Russian Federation, he was not available when The Blues commenced their pre-season drills on Saturday.

Napoli and Chelsea remain in discussions over a fee to release Sarri from his contract in Naples, despite the Italians already hiring Carlo Ancelotti as his replacement.

At the end of last season it seemed certain that Conte and Chelsea would part ways, but there he was, still the coach of the Stamford Bridge side, to the disbelief of numerous players.

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