Sport Conte close to agreeing deal

00:16  20 june  2017
00:16  20 june  2017 Source:   skysports.com

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.

Antonio Conte's agent claims Chelsea move was close .
Antonio Conte’s agent Federico Pastorello has claimed that the Blues were close to signing Inter Milan midfielder Antonio Candreva back in January, speaking to Rai Sport. Pastorello told Rai Sport: “This past January, Chelsea wanted to sign Antonio Candreva. They needed a replacement for Oscar and Antonio would have been a good one. However, he had just joined Inter and Suning do not want to sell their best players. I don’t know if he’ll stay at Inter, I’ll talk to [Inter Directors] Ausilio and Sabatini.” Candreva only joined Inter from Lazio at the start of last season in a deal worth €22 million and with Champions League football back at Stamford Bridge, Conte may well reignite his interest in Candreva this summer if Inter Milan are willing to do business with the Premier League champions. Candreva and Conte have previously worked with each other when Conte was in charge of the national side and it is believed that the pair have a good relationship.

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