Luis Enrique to replace Antonio Conte as Chelsea near agreement with manager

Chelsea and Luis Enrique are reportedly in the final stages of negotiation which would ensure the former Barcelona manager move to Stamford Bridge in the summer according to report.

It is believed that the Blues manager Antonio Conte is set to quit his post as the club’s manager by the end of the season due to his not-too-cordial relationship with the club’s hierarchy and also his failure to defend their title which they won last season.

After lots of speculation surrounding the Italian’s future, Conte is now ready to end his two-year spell at the West London club and Luis Enrique is tipped to be his successor ahead of next season.

The reports emanating from France via La Parisien this morning, suggest that the Argentine tactician who is also drawing PSG attention, is set to agree terms and conditions with Chelsea so as to move to the club for pre-season tour ahead of next summer.

According to the Sport journal Chelsea are leading the race to bring the manager to Old Trafford despite interest from Paris Saint-German who are set to part-ways with Unai Emery this summer.

The 47-year-old manager retired from being a player in 2004 having played for Real Madrid, Sporting Gijon and Barcelona respectively.

He has managed Celta Vigo, Roma and Barcelona where he helped the Blaugranas to a Champions League trophy.