Carlo Ancelotti takes Napoli training with Maurizio Sarri absent

Ruben Holloway
July 11, 2018

Chelsea have completed their first sessions of pre-season training, and amazingly, have done so under the watchful eye of Antonio Conte.

An agreement in principle is in place to bring Sarri to West London, but Chelsea still need to work with Napoli to secure his release from his contract.

Di Marzio's great rival, Alfredo Pedulla, also says the pair are heading to the south of England.

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However, Conte has already arrived at Chelsea in order for the club's pre-season campaign with their first game on July 23 in Australia.

With Moses yet to return in full with the club, despite already getting back to London from the World Cup in Russian Federation, he was not available when The Blues commenced their pre-season drills on Saturday.

Conte re-signed Luiz in a controversial £34m move in the summer of 2016 but the 31-year-old was a crucial member of the club's Premier League winning side the same season.

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Antonio Conte seemed destined to lose his job at Chelsea after failing to qualify for the Champions League.

Several Chelsea players were surprised by Conte's presence because their expectation throughout the summer has been that he would...

Previous reports have suggested that Chelsea would pay Napoli €5m in compensation, but that has now increased dramatically and has only added to the uncertainty surrounding the situation.

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Chelsea travel to Western Australia to take on Perth Glory in a friendly on July 23, before participating in the International Champions Cup with fixtures against Inter, Arsenal and Lyon either side of facing Premier League champions Manchester City in the Community Shield on August 5.

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