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Chelsea make contact with very intrigued Maurizio Sarri about replacing Antonio Conte

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Chelsea make contact with very intrigued candidate to replace Antonio Conte
Napolis Italian coach Maurizio Sarri (Getty)

Chelsea have made contact with Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri about replacing Antonio Conte, according to reports.

Its claimed that the Italian is very intrigued by the proposition.

The reigning champions are expected to make a change of manager this summer, with relations with current boss Conte having become strained.

After an incredible debut season in which the club won the title and reached the FA Cup final, this term they find themselves in fifth place in the table and almost certain to miss out on Champions League qualification.

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Chelsea make contact with very intrigued candidate to replace Antonio Conte
Antonio Conte is expected to leave (Getty)

With Conte expected to go, Chelsea must find a replacement and according toThe Mirror, theyve sounded out Sarri.

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The coach is understood to have a £7million release clause in his contact, valid until the end of May.

Chelsea make contact with very intrigued candidate to replace Antonio Conte
Sarri is popular with Napoli fans (Getty)

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The 59-year-old has impressed in his current role at Napoli with his outfit currently challenging Juventus for the Serie A title.

Gazzetta dello Sport report that Sarri is very intrigued by the idea of replacing Conte.

Chelsea have also been linked with Max Allegri and Luis Enrique among others.

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