Jorginho at Chelsea for medical as Maurizio Sarri nears appointment

Jorginho of SSC Napoli during the Serie A TIM match between SSC Napoli and FC Crotone at Stadio San Paolo Naples Italy on 20 May 2018

The 59-year-old replaces fellow Italian Antonio Conte, who was sacked on Friday after two years at Stamford Bridge.

Conte, 48, had returned to full pre-season training at the start of the week despite huge uncertainty surrounding his future at the club, but with one year left on his contract the Blues have made a decision to relieve the Italian tactician from his duties in west London.

However, his second season in charge ended with a limp title defence as his side finished fifth in the Premier League, crucially missing out on Champions League qualification.

Manchester City were keen on signing Jorginho but it looks as though Maurizio Sarri's imminent appointment as the new Chelsea manager has swayed Jorginho towards joining the London club.

"We wish Antonio every success in his future career".

Kerber, like Williams, is on the comeback trail
It will be Kerber's first Grand Slam final since she won the second of her two major titles at the 2016 US Open. With experience of three Grand Slam finals, two against Williams, she will not be cowed on Saturday.

WhatsApp now flags ‘forwarded’ messages to combat fake news
If you are not sure of the source or concerned that the information maybe untrue, think twice before sharing. WhatsApp has been struggling to control the spread of misinformation and fake news on its platform.

Trump Touts Monday Night Prime-Time Supreme Court Reveal
On abortion, Kavanaugh voted in October to delay an abortion for a teenage immigrant who was in government custody. One of the judges on Trump's shortlist, Amy Coney Barrett , serves on the U.S.

"I hope we can provide some entertaining football for our fans, and that we will be competing for trophies at the end of the season, which is what this club deserves", he said.

"Maurizio's Napoli side played some of the most exciting football in Europe, impressing with their attacking approach and dynamism, and his coaching methods significantly improved the players at his disposal", noted Granovskaia. Napoli's Dries Mertens, an worldwide teammate of Hazard's, could emerge as a contender to inherit his throne at Stamford Bridge.

"I am very happy to be coming to Chelsea and the Premier League", Sarri said in a statement.

Conte won the Premier League title in his debut season following his spell as national team boss at Italy.

The Blues are now expected to appoint Sarri, who recently left Napoli, which led to a contract wrangle with the Italian club, although the saga is nearing a conclusion.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump Hits Germany Over Russia Pipeline
Jul 16, 2018 - 10:16
Andriy Shevchenko, Ukraine's ambassador to Canada, said he was "very pleased" with Freeland's statement Wednesday. The US also has a practical reason to oppose Nord Stream 2.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top People should recognise that I'm one of the world's best'
Jul 15, 2018 - 19:42
And he reserved a special word for team-mate Luka Modric: 'He is, not one of, the best midfield player in the world. In the Champions League final, I didn't see two better centre-halves than him - only more ruthless.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top China trade surplus with USA hits record high in June
Jul 15, 2018 - 19:38
The reality is a global economic force with a proud and ambitious leadership that bases its legitimacy on restoring Chinese power. Wang Jiangyu, a trade expert at the National University of Singapore, said attacking U.S. firms could backfire.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Angry Crowd Protests After Chicago Police Fatally Shoot Man
Jul 15, 2018 - 19:29
Immediately after the shooting, an angry crowd gathered and began jostling with police, who had cordoned off the area. This article has been updated with a Chicago activist group and local newspaper identifying the victim .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Prince Louis christening: Prince Harry spends $14,000 on rare gift
Jul 15, 2018 - 19:25
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex - otherwise known as Prince Harry and the former Meghan Markle - were also present at the ceremony. Their mother, Kate Middleton , the Duchess of Cambridge, walked beside them, holding the newly christened Prince Louis .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Hamas, Islamic Jihad in ceasefire with Israel in Gaza Strip
Jul 15, 2018 - 19:17
Clashes in eastern Gaza with the Israeli army forces resumed Friday as part of rallies and protests organised since March 30. An Israeli man stands outside a house damaged by Palestinian rocket fire in the southern city of Sderot, July 14, 2018.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Samsung Galaxy Note 8 promotional poster leaked out
Jul 13, 2018 - 13:11
In complying with the rumours, the Galaxy Note 9 appears to retain familiar aesthetics to 2017's Galaxy Note 8. The design of the phone is also in keeping with previous Galaxy Note 9 leaks.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Terry Pays Tribute To ‘Great Man, Great Manager’ Conte
Jul 13, 2018 - 12:47
The Italian guided Chelsea to the Premier League title just one year ago in what was his debut season at Stamford Bridge. Conte departs a year before his contract was due to expire and will now be in line for £9million in compensation.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top England icon slams third place play-off
Jul 13, 2018 - 11:57
Sensibly, Southgate says he will wait to see how well his players recover from another gruelling contest before picking a side. England take on Belgium for the third place playoff on Saturday, so don't pack away your England shirts just yet.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Israel fires missile at drone that entered from Syria
Jul 13, 2018 - 11:56
A series of strikes in Syria that have killed Iranians have been attributed to Israel in recent months. Israel has been on high alert recently as Syrian rebels have advanced on the Golan area.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump administration reunites 57 immigrant children under 5, declares 'eligible' reunifications complete
Jul 13, 2018 - 11:51
The adults may be required to wear ankle monitors while their cases wind through immigration court, a process that can take years. Now, the lawsuit has spread into total reunification of all families separated at the border under Trump's zero-tolerance policy.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Comcast $US34b tops Fox's offer for Sky
Jul 13, 2018 - 11:31
He said if Comcast wins, shareholders continue to tender their shares and if Fox wins, a shareholder vote occurs on day 60. One hedge fund manager with a stake in Sky welcomed that pledge as a sign that Disney backed Fox in the battle.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Tropical Storm Chris set to become hurricane Monday, Beryl weakens
Jul 11, 2018 - 13:00
Mainers can expect rip currents and high seas from Tropical Storm Chris this week, according to the National Weather Service . Many North Carolina beaches are closed to swimming due to heavy surf and unsafe rip currents caused by Tropical Storm Chris .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Elon Musk tests ‘tiny, kid sized submarine’ for Thai cave rescue
Jul 11, 2018 - 12:08
The 12 boys, part of a youth soccer team known as the Wild Boars, first went missing with their coach more than two weeks ago. It is a race against the clock with heavy rain expected in coming days, which would again dangerously flood the tunnels.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top With Russia out of the tournament, hosts' World Cup fever wanes
Jul 11, 2018 - 00:08
Players who pick up just two yellow cards between the group stage and the quarter-finals are given an automatic one-game suspension.