Antonio Conte takes charge of Chelsea training

Conte guided Chelsea to the FA Cup last season but is set to leave the club this summer

As such, the discussions have prolonged without any conclusion but Corriere dello Sport via Calciomercato claims that the Blues could make an approach for reported Manchester City target Jorginho - to sweeten the deal.

The prolonged uncertainty surrounding Conte and Sarri has had a paralysing effect on Chelsea's transfer plans in a window already complicated by the World Cup and compressed by the Premier League's earlier deadline, set for August 9.

For their part, Napoli have already replaced Sarri with former Blues manager Carlo Ancelotti, who started the new role on July 1.

City are understood to value Jorginho at around £35m, but Napoli initially wanted to take closer to £53m for him.

Chelsea therefore have had the audacity to swoop in with a marginally higher fee of £53.2million for the 26 year old as they look to rebuild for a more realistic title campaign in the upcoming season.

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Zola is expected to be named as Sarri's assistant should the club conclude protracted compensation negotiations over the Italian's arrival from Napoli as well as Antonio Conte's departure.

The Manchester Evening News is reporting that the midfielder is still desperate to join the Premier League champions after he agreed personal terms with them several weeks ago.

It remains to be seen where Jorginho will end up, as talks continue.

Meanwhile, Chelsea are still said to be interested in the Nice midfielder Jean-Michael Seri.

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