Sarri agrees terms with Chelsea to succeed Conte

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With Antonio Conte being sacked by the club yesterday morning, Sarri was finally provided with an opportunity to complete his proposed switch to Stamford Bridge after a six-week-long saga.

Conte leaves with the best win percentage 65.1 per cent of any of Chelsea's managers in the Premier League era.

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"We wish Antonio every success in his future career", the statement read.

His future has looked uncertain with Chelsea failing to qualify for the coming season's Champions League after finishing fifth. Chelsea was beaten to the signing of Romelu Lukaku by Manchester United and then Fernando Llorente by Tottenham, for example. The 26-year-old was a star player for Maurizio Sarri's side that pushed Juventus all the way in the Serie A title race last season. That, and criticising the club's transfer policy earlier in the season - it was always going to come to a pretty sour end.

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The Daily Mail claim Morata moving to Turin would significantly reduce Higuain's transfer fee and satisfy Chelsea's desire to recoup the £65million they paid for the striker a year ago. Chelsea also halted plans to redevelop Stamford Bridge, citing an unfavorable climate to invest in the £500 million (NZ$986 million) project.

Despite winning the FA Cup last term, the club have parted ways with the Italian, and former Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri will take the reigns, becoming the club's ninth full-time manager since Roman Abramovich took charge in 2003. All managers at Chelsea know that trophies but sometimes even that isn't enough as some have found out to their cost but ine thing we do know is that Sarri will do it his way, or the highway.

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