Chelsea will pay out to former manager Antonio Conte, should the Italian join Juventus. Conte was sacked as Blues manager last summer after failing to secure Champions League football last season and losing the trust of players within the dressing room.

Since then, the 49-year-old has been out of work though he is in high demand and should make a return to the touchlines sooner rather than later. Conte has a good reputation after winning three Serie A titles while in charge of Juventus between 2011-2014. After joining Chelsea in 2016, he also managed to guide the Blues to one Premier League title as well as the FA Cup during his second and final season in charge of the club.

If Conte does get a new job soon, it looks likely that it will only be at the end of the season, meaning that his contract will have to be paid out in full by Chelsea. Since Conte left Stamford Bridge, Chelsea have continued to pay him his wages as he was sacked despite still having a year remaining on his £9 million a year contract.

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The Old Lady of Italian football looks set to part ways with current boss Max Allegri at the end of this season and they reportedly want Conte to return to the club with Italian midfield legend Andrea Pirlo possibly working under him. Conte’s previous stint as manager of Juventus ended up with him leaving the club five years ago after having a fallout with the club. However, his relations with President Andrea Agnelli has since improved, added the report from The Daily Express.

Other clubs who Conte has been linked with include the likes of Inter Milan, Roma and Real Madrid.

Another man who has been surprisingly linked with the Juventus hot-seat is current Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola. It remains to be seen whether the former Barcelona boss will actually leave the Etihad Stadium at the end of this season considering the impressive brand of football which he has instilled within the Cityzens.