Maurizio Sarri set to be named next Chelsea manager this week

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Maurizio Sarri is finally set to be named Chelsea manager next week and wants to bring in four key players this summer, according to reports in Italy.

There has been constant speculation that Antonio Conte is set to leave the Blues this summer despite two successful seasons in charge, winning the EPL in his first campaign and then the FA Cup last month. 

However, Conte has remained to be the head coach of the club, even though Sarri was replaced by former Blues manager Carlo Ancelotti and Sarri is without a club. 

Complications remain, though, with Chelsea failing to pay the 8m euros buyout clause in the Italian's contract which expired last week, while Laurent Blanc was also being lined up as a potential candidate. 

However, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Sportitalia and more Italian publications, the final negotiations from Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia are set to be completed this week and the Blues will have a new manager.

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