London, Chelsea have finally sacked Antonio

Conte as this step will pave the way for Maurizio Sarri to replace him.

The Telegraph reported that Roman Abramovich has risked paying

Conte his full Pound 9million compensation bill with the Italian ready to take

a year out if no big jobs become available.

Abramovich held off sacking Conte to see if a job became available

that would save Chelsea having to pay him off, but the club have been

left with little choice but to act – despite the Italian returning to take

pre-season training since Monday.

Source: Oman News Agency