Chelsea ‘hold talks with boss of Premier League rival’ with Conte on brink

Chelsea have held talks with Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic with Antonio Conte on the brink of being sacked as Blues manager.

That is according to reports in Italy, which say Jokanovic has emerged as a potential target for the Stamford Bridge hierarchy.

The former Watford boss has led the Cottagers into the top flight ahead of next season following their playoff final victory over Aston Villa.

Outgoing Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri was favourite to land the Chelsea job, but the Blues have seemingly opted against pursuing him.

Former Barcelona manager Luis Enrique is now the bookies’ favourite to succeed Conte in west London.

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