Chelsea eye fresh deal despite handing key man £9m-a-year contract – report

Chelsea still want Antonio Conte to sign a new long-term deal despite recently agreeing to a pay rise, according to reports in England

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte Photo: The Sport Review

Chelsea want to hand Antonio Conte an extended contract despite the Italian coach agreeing to new terms of £9m a year, according to reports in England.

The Evening Standard is reporting that Conte has been given a significant pay rise following his Premier League title success but the manager’s contract is still set to expire in 2019.

The same article states that Chelsea are still hoping to get Conte to sign a new long-term deal despite the Italian coach’s recent pay rise to end speculation about his future.

According to the media outlet, Conte has considered quitting this summer due to his concerns about a lack of transfers this summer after Chelsea missed out on Romelu Lukaku.

Indeed, the Belgium international opted to move to Manchester United in a £75m deal from Everton earlier this month after deciding against a return to Chelsea.

The Premier League champions have signed Manchester City reserve goalkeeper Willy Caballero, AS Roma defender Antonio Rudiger and AS Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko.

Chelsea lost 2-1 to Arsenal in the FA Cup final at Wembley back in May but won the Premier League title in Conte’s first campaign at the club.

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