Antonio Conte to sign new deal with Chelsea

by Jack Kitson / 20 June 2017, 09:34

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is set for talks with the club's owner Roman Abramovich with both parties hopeful of a new deal.

Last summer Conte signed a three-year contract with the Blues and went on to lead his troops to the Premier League title: the club's fifth in the last 12 years.

The Italian also took his troops to Wembley but they had to settle for a runners-up medal after losing the FA Cup final to Arsenal.

At the end of the season Conte's future at Chelsea was by no means concrete with numerous reports linking him with a return to his homeland, Italy. The Telegraph reported that the Italian is keen to have more power at Stamford Bridge, but Chelsea are unlikely to change their structure and strategy given its success.

But, the 47-year-old is still expected to put pen to paper and become the club's highest paid manager in their history with a salary in the region of £10m-a-year.

Chelsea are also hopeful of luring Everton striker Romelu Lukaku back to the Bridge, along with Alex Sandro from Juventus and Tiemoue Bakayoko from Monaco (Daily Mail).

In other news Chelsea face Arsenal in the Community Shield on 6 August, while their opening 2017/18 Premier League fixture is at home to Burnley six days later.

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