JUST IN! Chelsea strike terms with coach Antonio Conte

Chelsea news Roman Abramovich Antonio Conte Luis Enrique

Chelsea news Roman Abramovich Antonio Conte Luis Enrique

While Conte now looks highly likely to depart from Stamford Bridge, it is his reported replacement Maurizio Sarri's turn to try and persuade the Chelsea board to bankroll a move for Mertens, who could potentially be a solid addition to the first-team squad.

Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly is backing Maurizio Sarri for success at Chelsea - if he's given time.

Carlo Ancelotti has already been confirmed as Napoli's new coach for next season, and finding a solution to remove Sarri from the wage bill is not considered to be a major hurdle to him taking charge at Chelsea next season.

However, the Blues did manage to end the season on a high by winning the FA Cup.

Both Chelsea and Arsenal have been long-term admirers of the player, who is highly thought of in Russian Federation.

Chelsea has had a disastrous defence to their Premier League title as the West London club finished fifth on the League table and unable to secure a Champions League spot for next campaign.

We've got another Chelsea story from The Mirror and it is that Chelsea also want to sign Miralem Pjanic to strengthen their midfield next season.

The 31-year-old, who scored 22 goals for the Italian League runners up last season, scored a fine goal in the Red Devils 3-0 win over Panama on Monday evening in their opening Group G game, a group that they are favourites to win. He has received lucrative offers from China, while Paris Saint-Germain, Atletico Madrid and Schalke have been linked.

That's where he plays for Belgium, on the opposite flank to Eden Hazard.

The summer transfer window is open and managers are working hard on their transfer targets so we'll bring you all the latest gossip from around the globe.

Whether it be as a coach or on the technical side, Zola's return would go down well with both the fans and the players.

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