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Chelsea handed boost in pursuit of Maurizio Sarri as Napoli drop price they want to allow Italian's exit

Napoli are willing to drop the price for Maurizio Sarri to £4.5million to encourage Chelsea to appoint their former coach.<p>Sarri has already been …

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Chelsea plan B Laurent Blanc confirms ambition to coach abroad and prove himself

Looking for a new challenge.<p>If reports, mostly in Italy, are to be believed, Laurent Blanc remains Chelsea’s plan B for a new head coach, the fallback option in case the Sarri situation never resolves itself satisfactorily. That largely means that Blanc’s own situation is stuck in limbo as …

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France 1998 World Cup champions reunite to celebrate 20th anniversary

Zinedine Zidane leads the celebrations as France's 1998 superstars reunite to mark the 20th anniversary of historic World Cup win over Brazil<p><b>Members</b> …

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Biggest club in the world make contact with Antonio Conte over becoming manager

• <b>Real Madrid make contact with Antonio Conte over becoming manager.</b>• <b><br>Conte does not have any intention of leaving Chelsea right now.</b>• <b><br>READ MORE: Chelsea</b> …

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World Cup history: Beckham's red card, Zidane's double and Ronaldo's illness at France 1998

<b>​</b><b>Ronaldo was meant to be the tournament's star but simply became its biggest story, writes Ian Anderson.</b>

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Why Laurent Blanc is the Worst Possible Managerial Choice for Chelsea in 2018

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Chelsea continues to be a hotbed for speculation, intrigue and hypotheses. Having been in a state of flux since the end of …

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Slavisa Jokanovic would be great as Chelsea manager, says Pedro

Pedro has welcomed news that Slavisa Jokanovic is in contention to replace Antonio Conte by hailing him as a “great manager”.<p>Standard Sport revealed …

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3 potential replacements for Antonio Conte at Chelsea

<b>Antonio Conte’s days at Chelsea seem to be numbered after a poor 2017-18 season. Here are three managers who could replace him.</b><p>Chelsea missed out on …

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Manchester United’s Paul Pogba better than Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira, says Laurent Blanc

Manchester United’s Paul Pogba is better than Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira, according to Laurent Blanc.<p>Pogba returned to United in 2016 for a …

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Chelsea Hold Off on Decision Regarding Conte Future as Italian Remains in Frame for Real Madrid Job

The decision surrounding Antonio Conte's future as Chelsea manager has been put on hold following the Zinedine Zidane's departure from Real …

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Next Chelsea manager: 'I'd be very happy if Laurent Blanc was Chelsea manager' - Marcel Desailly backs ex-PSG boss for Blues

The former Chelsea defender revealed he would be happy if the World Cup winning centre-back replaced Antonio Conte at Stamford Bridge<p>Marcel Desailly …

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Chelsea stars anxious over delay in naming Antonio Conte's successor

Chelsea stars anxious over delay in naming Antonio Conte's successor amid Maurizio Sarri's Napoli stand-off<p><b>Some Chelsea stars are concerned over time</b> …

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Blanc ‘well placed’ for Chelsea job with no end in sight for Sarri-Napoli fight

By process of elimination?<p>Laurent Blanc may have spent the last two years playing golf and glad-handing officials at UEFA events and draws, but he remains “well placed” to be next Chelsea head coach.<p>That’s according to the non-blank front page of L’Equipe, which puts Blanc front and right with …

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Laurent Blanc hunts for No.2 after agreeing terms with Chelsea

gossip<p>Chelsea have agreed personal terms with Laurent Blanc to take over from Antonio Conte, according to reports in Italy.<p>The Blues are in talks …

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Who is Laurent Blanc? Everything you need to know about Antonio Conte's potential successor

Chelsea could soon have another manager in charge at Stamford Bridge with Laurent Blanc now the favourite to take over in the capital.<p>Initially an …

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Former Paris Saint-Germain Boss Laurent Blanc Meets Chelsea Chiefs for Manager Talks

According to reports from France, former Paris Saint-Germain boss Laurent Blanc has attended talks with Chelsea's executive director regarding taking …

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Chelsea hold meeting with Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic

gossip<p>Chelsea have spoken to Slavisa Jokanovic about taking over from Antonio Conte as manager, according to reports in Italy.<p>Maurizio Sarri was the …

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World Cup 2018: Why France travel to Russia with many unanswered questions

As the World Cup beckons, the usual predictions game is in full flow all around the world. Who will win it? Who is your money on?

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Chelsea refuse to meet Maurizio Sarri's £7million Napoli release clause deadline

Chelsea have refused to meet Napoli’s deadline over the £7million release clause for manager Maurizio Sarri.<p>The Blues had until last night to reach …

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Chelsea: Why Laurent Blanc could be a better appointment that Maurizio Sarri

Reuters/Olivia Harris<p>There is much uncertainty at the moment at Chelsea. Plans for a new stadium have been shelved, Antonio Conte’s future is in …

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Laurent Blanc replaces Maurizio Sarri as ‘prime candidate’ for Chelsea job — report

Avram Grant a fallback option, too?<p>The midnight deadline has come and gone and Maurizio Sarri’s €8m buyout clause was not exercised.<p>Chelsea’s refusal to pay what in the grand scheme of things amounts to very little, especially as Napoli are set to continue insisting on that amount even without the …

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Laurent Blanc now front runner for Chelsea manager job as Blues cool on Maurizio Sarri over controversial past

<b>LAURENT BLANC has leaped ahead of Maurizio Sarri in the race to replace Antonio Conte as Chelsea boss.</b><p>Former France and Paris Saint-Germain chief …

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Laurent Blanc prime candidate for Chelsea job

Laurent Blanc is the prime candidate for Chelsea job if search for new boss remains a struggle... after Roman Abramovich's plans for new stadium are …

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Laurent Blanc Reportedly Top Choice for Chelsea Job, Avram Grant Back-Up Option

Chelsea will reportedly chase Laurent Blanc as their "prime candidate" to replace Antonio Conte at the club's helm and are also said to have former boss Avram Grant lined up as an emergency option.<p>Blanc, who hasn't managed since leaving Paris Saint-Germain in 2016, recently emerged as a new …

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Chelsea: Laurent Blanc is a safety net with a quick expiration date

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 13: A general view of a corner flag inside the stadium prior to during The Emirates FA Cup Quarter-Final match between …

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Chelsea sound-out downright weird alternative to Maurizio Sarri

• <b>Chelsea considering alternatives to Maurizio Sarri.</b>• <b><br>Former PSG manager Laurent Blanc being sounded out.</b>• <b><br>READ MORE: Chelsea prepared to meet striker’s</b> …

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Laurent Blanc Reportedly Meets with Chelsea Amid Manager Search

Chelsea have reportedly met with former Paris Saint-Germain coach Laurent Blanc amid rumours it's unlikely the Blues will make a move for sacked Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri.<p>It looks probable that incumbent Chelsea boss Antonio Conte will depart this summer, and <i>France Football</i> reported the club's …

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Laurent Blanc re-emerges as dark horse candidate for Chelsea job

Or is he just a bargaining chip in the Sarri saga?<p>The lines have been drawn, the trenches dug and the artillery has begun firing in Chelsea’s standoff with Napoli over the near-term future of Maurizio Sarri. The two sides appear to be unmovable, but it looks like Napoli hold all the aces. They …

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WORLD CUP: France defender Blanc scores 1st 'golden goal'

Sudden death is used in an array of sports to determine the outcome of a match when the score is tied.<p>Soccer decided to embrace the concept in the mid-1990s, and FIFA sanctioned its use in the World Cup for the first time in France in 1998.<p>The hope was that the "golden goal" — the linguistically …

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Maurizio Sarri increasingly hopeful he will land dream Chelsea job

Maurizio Sarri is growing increasingly hopeful that he will be granted his dream move to Chelsea. Sarri has put himself in pole position to succeed Antonio Conte as head coach at Stamford Bridge, should, as expected, the 48-year-old be sacked.<p>Having hired intermediaries with close links to Chelsea, …

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