- Antonio Conte has waved away talks of Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri becoming Chelsea’s next manager
- The Blues have made contact with Sarri over replacing the under-fire Conte
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Antonio Conte has rubbished speculation that Maurizio Sarri will be at the Chelsea helm next season.
The Metro reported on Thursday that the Napoli boss and the Blues had been in talks over Sarri taking the Stamford Bridge reigns in the summer.
However, when speaking in his press conference on Friday, Goal quotes Conte insisting that he doesn’t care speculation surrounding his future.
“Honestly, I’m not curious because I don’t read the papers and honestly I’m not interested in this. My only worry is to do my job, work with my players in best way possible.”
Chelsea are preparing for the visit to Southampton on Saturday but talks continue to be focused on the manager’s future rather than the first-team squad.
With Conte’s departure from Chelsea almost imminent, it makes sense for the board to be planning for the season ahead. Sarri would bring attractive football to Chelsea as he’s been doing a great job with Napoli in the battle for the Serie A title with Juventus.
Both Chelsea and Conte were dealt a blow as Thomas Tuchel looks close to taking the Paris Saint-Germain post, as ESPN reports.