'It wasn't easy for me to convince you in the beginning but in the end I hope I did you proud!
"Jorginho would go to Chelsea regardless of [Coach Maurizio] Sarri".
Should Chelsea spend the money to sack Conte and hire Sarri?
However, they finished fifth in the 2017/18 season, missing out on a place in the Champions League and consequently costing Conte is job. Yet the deal has been held up in a squabble about compensation owed to the Italian club, meaning that Conte has weirdly started the pre-season training schedule at Chelsea as he waits to be fired.
But now it seems a deal has finally been agreed with Sarri, meaning he will become the ninth full-time manager since Roman Abramovich bought the club in 2003.
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Chelsea are now primed to announce former Napoli boss Sarri as his replacement, with talks at an advanced stage.
Now with the new Premier League season less than a month away, Chelsea still haven't released current manager Antonio Conte.
Chelsea are also close to signing Napoli midfielder Jorginho, who played under Sarri at Empoli and the Naples.
Shortly after reports emerged of Conte's sacking, some Chelsea fans on Twitter cheered the decision after a year of unhappiness at Stamford Bridge.
De Laurentiis believes a resolution is close, though, adding: "His case is at the finish line, it depends on him".
Italy global Jorginho has been a reported midfield target for Premier League champions City throughout the transfer window and was thought to be close to sealing a move to the Etihad Stadium.