Antonio Conte set to depart Chelsea

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Former Premier League champions Chelsea are close to securing a €65 million (£57.5m) double deal for Napoli midfielder Jorginho and manager Maurizio Sarri, the Italian club's chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis has confirmed.

However, Conte's apparent dismissal drew a response from Chelsea's Cesc Fabregas, who liked a tweet a Chelsea fan posted about Conte having been sacked although the Spanish 2010 World Cup victor subsequently claimed he had liked it by accident.

But now it seems a deal has finally been agreed with Sarri, meaning he will become the ninth full-time manager since Roman Abramovich bought the club in 2003.

Sky Sports reports that Chelsea has fired the Italian manager only one season removed from a Premier League title and on the heels of an FA Cup win.

But Willian might not be the only current Chelsea player that will be glad to see the back of Conte.

Former Chelsea captain John Terry has paid tribute to Antonio Conte after his sacking.

The 59-year-old is now expected to be announced as Conte's successor in the coming days with the club desperate to resolve their managerial situation in good time before the Premier League season begins next month.

The Italian pass-master was a key cog in Sarri's machine at Napoli and Chelsea have beaten competition from Manchester City to his signing to the tune of £50m. I wish you every success in the future'.

It was a great contrast to his first year in England, when he took Chelsea from a tenth place finish the previous season, to the title in dominant fashion.

The main reason for the prolonged saga has been compensation.

Piotr Zielinski, Jorginho and Lorenzo Insigne have also flourished with Sarri at the helm. There is a chance that an interest may be reignited with Sarri's arrival though, as he has been such a crucial part of his Napoli team over the past few seasons.