Sport Conte close to agreeing deal

00:16  20 june  2017
00:16  20 june  2017 Source:   Sky Sports

Everton close to agreeing £30m deal for Jordan Pickford

  Everton close to agreeing £30m deal for Jordan Pickford Everton are close to agreeing a deal worth around £30millon with Sunderland for goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, according to a report from John Percy of the Telegraph. The England U21 shot-stopper has been on Everton’s radar for a while and Percy reports that negotiations between the two clubs has progressed over the last 24 hours and that Pickford will travel to Merseyside for a medical when he’s back from international duty. The Blues had a bid for Pickford rejected a few weeks ago but talks with Sunderland continued and it looks like all parties are happy with the £30million fee. We’ve been told by sources close to the deal that the feee will be made up of plenty of clauses that could reach £30million, although the initial payment is thought to be somewhere in the £15-18million range. Pickford was one of the few shining lights for Sunderland last year as they were relegated to the Championship.

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte could sign a new deal 'in a matter of days' amid interest from other clubs, according to Sky Sports. Conte agrees new deal 21 Feb, 11:45. Conte rubbishes Inter links 4 Mar, 10:30.

Antonio Conte 's proposed new deal will see him become the best-paid manager in Chelsea's history. Antonio Conte is close to agreeing to sign a new contract at Chelsea after positive talks, according to Sky in Italy.

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Antonio Conte is close to agreeing to sign a new contract at Chelsea after positive talks, according to Sky in Italy.

Conte has two years left on his current deal but Chelsea are rewarding him with a new improved contract after he won the title in his first season at the club.

The new deal will see Conte earn between £9.5m and £10m a year, making him the best-paid manager in the club's history.

Chelsea declined to comment when contacted by Sky Sports News HQ, but last week insisted Conte is happy at the club following reports he will leave.

Conte was widely reported to be frustrated with the Chelsea hierarchy over a lack of investment in the transfer market as the Italian prepares his squad for a Champions League campaign.

Conte, who previously managed Juventus in Serie A, turned down an offer to move back to his home country to take charge of Inter Milan this summer.

It is understood Conte's wife and daughter will move to London to live with him.

New deal for Conte would be Chelsea's best signing - Lampard .
The Blues are being linked with a host of big-name players, but their former midfielder feels keeping the Italian at Stamford Bridge is keyFrank Lampard believes a contract renewal for manager Antonio Conte would represent Chelsea's best signing of the close-season.

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