Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has reportedly agreed in principle to sign a fresh deal with Chelsea. This follows news that the Italian has ordered his representatives to stop negotiating a deal with the club, as it was distracting his team’s preparation for Premier League run in.
The Italians contract has two more years to run, but has impressed the clubs owner Roman Abramovic and the Russian wants to keep him for the long term.
Chelsea are on course for a Premier League and FA cup double this season, which is a remarkable improvement from last season where they finished outside the top six and were even on the verge of being relegated at one point.
Conte is a target of Inter Milan as their new owners hope to get him back to Italy, but the Italian who earns about £5 million is set to be offered at least a 50 percent salary increase in the new deal that may tie him to Chelsea for the next five years. He has been assured that none of his stars will be sold this summer, and as such is poised to sign the deal after Chelsea must have secured their sixth Premier League title in May.