Chelsea sold Nemanja Matic to Manchester United in the previous summer window and since then, Conte has failed to find a perfect replacement for the Serbian international.
Though the Italian manager signed Bakayoko from Monaco as Matic’s replacement, the Frenchman failed to impress in his first season at Stamford Bridge.
Rudiger — who also joined the Blues as another player to cover the void created by the Serbian’s departure — showed some glimpses of brilliance but didn’t leave up to his full potentials in the just-concluded season.
After winning the FA Cup competition despite a huge challenge from Manchester United, it is unfortunate that Conte might be rewarded with a contract termination from the Blues’ hierarchy ahead of next season.
Ex-Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri is reportedly set to step into Conte’s position as Chelsea manager in few days time.
According to reports emanating from West London, Sarri will make move for Manchester United’s target Jorginho in his first week at Stamford Bridge. The Italian manager has identified his compatriot as the perfect replacement for Matic.
Jorginho, 26, is one of the best players in Serie A this season and Sarri will do everything to beat Mourinho to his signature.
Having failed to qualify for the World Cup tournament with Italy, £36m-rated Jorginho is currently enjoying the summer break.