Chelsea round-up: Antonio Conte the frontrunner to replace Jose Mourinho

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Conte in line for Chelsea job?

The vultures are circling around Stamford Bridge waiting for Jose Mourinho’s head to be struck from his shoulders and, naturally, the focus is quickly shifting to who will replace him.

Natural frontrunners are the likes of Carlo Ancelotti, Pep Guardiola and Diego Simeone, but another has emerged in the form of ex-Juventus boss Antonio Conte.

An exclusive in The Independent links the Italy boss with the west London hot-seat, with it said he’s interested in the role.

The report says he has ‘admirers’ in the Chelsea hierarchy though his position with Italy makes the whole thing a bit confusing.

Sir Alex wants Mourinho stay

Moving on, one man who doesn’t want Mourinho gone is Sir Alex Ferguson. The United legend praised the Special One and told the Blues not to let him go.

In his words ‘why sack one of the best of all time?’

Musonda loan deal happening?

Lastly, youngster Charley Musonda is reportedly set for a loan move away from Stamford Bridge in the near future, with an Instagram post appearing to confirm that his time with the Blues’ youth team has come to an end.

ESPN relay how Musonda could well have hinted that he will be loaned out - his Instagram post, however, was deleted shortly after being noticed by the mainstream media.

It read: "Enjoyed playing youth football at Chelsea by winning titles and creating some unforgettable memories in the process.

"It's now time to take the next step to continue my progression on loan and develop furthermore towards becoming one of the very best one day at Chelsea. With hard work and dedication I believe I can, and I'm very excited."

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