The Italian has widely been expected to be given the boot this summer after the 2016/17 Premier League champions endured a torrid defence of their title, finishing fifth.
It's claimed that confidence is growing we will complete a deal to take Sarri from Napoli and appoint him as our new manager this week - potentially on Wednesday.
But a contractual dispute with Napoli has prevented Chelsea from snapping Sarri up, leaving Conte at the helm after he regularly challenged the hierarchy's authority with comments about their transfer policy in the most recent campaign.
Meanwhile, the west London giants have begun pre-season training without the involvement of current boss Antonio Conte and this appears to give a clear indication that the 48-year-old should end his association with the club in the coming days.
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The operation began at around 11 a.m. local time on Monday and is expected to finish for the day around 9 p.m, reported the BBC . He also tweeted that SpaceX and Boring Co. engineers were headed to Thailand to see whether they could assist Thai authorities.
But his brother, Daniele Conte, who is also a coach at Chelsea, took to Instagram to post a defiant picture of Conte and his eight-man coaching team at Cobham this weekend, all kitted out in the new season's training gear.
The Serie A club have been reluctant to let their manager go - despite hiring Carlo Ancelotti as their new boss.
Numbers were diminished due to several players' involvement in Russian Federation, but those who didn't feature in Russian Federation were put through their paces with fitness and stretching exercises.