Date: 27th June 2018 at 10:00pm
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Chelsea have endured a turbulent period since their FA Cup final victory over Manchester United but it seems a breakthrough in some lengthy negotiations has finally been reached.

The Blues are widely reported to be looking to axe Antonio Conte from his role at Stamford Bridge and former Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri has been the favourite to succeed the former Italy national boss for some time.

Negotiations between Chelsea and their Serie A counterparts have proved to be difficult, although The Sun now reports that a £4.4m agreement to capture Sarri has been reached.

Although Sarri has already been replaced in Naples by Carlo Ancelotti, he has two-years remaining on his contract with the Serie A runners-up and the Italian side are demanding compensation if he seals a move to Chelsea.

With an agreement finally on the cards though, Chelsea can now plan ahead for their transfer activity in the market as they seek redemption next season after failing to qualify for the Champions League.