Guillem Balague gives latest Chelsea FC update on Antonio Conte future

La Liga expert Guillem Balague provides an update on Antonio Conte's future at Chelsea FC

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte Photo: The Sport Review

Guillem Balague has claimed that Chelsea FC could stick with Antonio Conte in the 2018-19 Premier League campaign.

The Blues manager has been tipped to leave the west London side at the end of the season following a difficult second campaign for the Italian head coach.

Conte led Chelsea FC to the Premier League title with two games to spare last season after the Blues finished seven points ahead of Tottenham Hotspur.

The west London side finished in fifth place in the Premier League table this season to miss out on a spot in the Champions League.

Chelsea FC have been linked with former FC Barcelona manager Luis Enrique, Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri and Atletico Madrid boss Atletico Madrid to cast further doubt on Conte’s future at Stamford Bridge.

La Liga expert Balague provided an update on Conte’s future at the west London side.

“Right now Conte is in a stand-off situation with Chelsea because Chelsea don’t want to pay off completely what Conte wants to be paid off,” Balague told Sky Sports News.

“That situation may even mean he stays at Chelsea, we will see.”

Chelsea FC were 1-0 winners against Manchester United in the FA Cup final at Wembley after Eden Hazard’s first-half winner.

The Blues manager was previously in charge of Juventus and won three Serie A titles with the Turin outfit.

Chelsea FC lost 3-0 to Newcastle United at St James’ Park in what could still prove to be Conte’s final game in charge.

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