Ex-Blues coach to take Chelsea to court over money battle

EPL By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 08/11/2018

Former Blues manager Antonio Conte is reportedly set to take Chelsea to court for the rest of his money the perennial Champions are owing him.

The 49-year-old coach was booted by the West London outfit last summer despite winning the FA Cup and but misses UEFA Champions League after finishing fifth the log table behind Liverpool.

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Chelsea are keen to set up face-to-face talks with Conte in order to settle the issue out-of-court, but according to Sky Sports reports that the Italian has turned down any meetings arrange with the Blues.

Ex-Juventus midfielder and boss is eager to see him get paid what he is contractually owed, with reports suggesting the figure could be as high as £20m - £11.3m for his remaining year's salary and a further £8.7m in damages.

Conte's lawyers have been working on two separate cases regarding the disagreement; one for an employment tribunal and another for the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

However, Chelsea are unwilling to pay the full money due to the former club manager behavior during his period at Stamford Bridge. including his failure to turn up to sponsorship events, his treatment of Diego Costa, late arrival to press conferences and even parking in the wrong space at their training ground.

Conte won the Premier League and the FA Cup during his two years stay with Chelsea.