Chelsea have general agreement with Maurizio Sarri to succeed Antonio Conte

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Former Chelsea midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah has backed Maurizio Sarri to be a success if he takes over from Antonio Conte as manager at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea managed to win the FA Cup with a 1-0 win against Manchester United.

According to Sky Italy, Chelsea have reached a deal in principle with Sarri to succeed Antonio Conte.

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Chief among them is his old Napoli centre-back Koulibaly, and Radio Kiss Kiss Naples report that Chelsea are primed to make an offer of €85million (£74m) on Sarri's recommendation.

"But I think, also in this season, in a hard season like this, I showed I'm a serial victor".

Conte's future has been a relentless source of speculation all season due to the Blues' stuttering form in the Premier League.

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Anderson has been heavily linked with moves away from Lazio recently and he becomes the latest Serie A player to be discussed as a transfer target for the Blues. Following Sarri's departure, Koulibaly is just one of those many Napoli players who are expected to leave; with Jorginho being the other.

After all the controversy this season over Antonio Conte's relationship with the Chelsea board, it is nearly inevitable for the Italian to part ways with the club.

His preferred passing style has drawn compliments from Pep Guardiola, and Zenit St. Petersburg had hoped they might pip Chelsea to his signature by offering him a huge contract to replace new Italy manager Roberto Mancini.

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