Chelsea’s Premier League campaign ended in disappointment with a 3-0 defeat to Newcastle United at St. James’ Park, ensuring the Blues will be without Champions League football next season for the second time in three seasons.
The west London giants still have success on their minds ahead of this weekend’s FA Cup final against Manchester United but Antonio Conte’s future is shrouded in speculation, with widespread reports suggesting he will be relieved of his duties at Stamford Bridge.
Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri is the leading candidate to succeed the former Italy and Juventus boss at the club and The Daily Mail states he’s already identified his prime target for the summer if he lands the job; Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain.
Speculation suggests Alvaro Morata could be sold after a disappointing debut campaign in the Premier League, with it suggested he could return to former employers Juventus, and Chelsea could look to get Higuain in return.
Now 30, Higuain’s experience would prove to be a tremendous asset to Chelsea but he wouldn’t provide the years of service that the club’s current options present.