Date: 6th June 2018 at 7:02pm
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Chelsea have faced a turbulent period in the few weeks since lifting the FA Cup at Wembley but their messy search for a new manager is reportedly coming to a close.

It’s widely been reported that Antonio Conte will be relieved of his duties at Stamford Bridge after failing to secure Champions League football for next season but the search for a successor has not been easy.

The Blues encountered issues in their pursuit of former Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri, while also becoming frustrated following links to ex-Barcelona boss Luis Enrique and recently departed Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane.

However, The Daily Express states Chelsea are closing in on their man and the Blues are set to appoint former Paris Saint-Germain and France boss Laurent Blanc.

Blanc has been out of management since being replaced at PSG two years ago and will provide a wealth of experience to the Chelsea side, having spent 11 years in management.