And if Conte is to leave, with reports indicating that he will only go if he is sacked, Napoli boss Sarri is one of those touted to replace him.
Napoli, however, will not impose a release clause for clubs keen to poach the 59-year-old, who was born and raised in Naples and prior to taking the job at San Paolo coached at the likes of Pescara, Perugia and Empoli.
A fee of €8m would have been required by Chelsea to relieve Sarri of his previous contract with Napoli that was due to expire in 2020.
But Chelsea may have to recalibrate their sights with Sky Sports and other outlets reporting that Sarri engaged in talks with Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis on Wednesday.
Again! - as wife Hilaria gives birth to their fourth child
Hilaria wrote on Instagram , next to a photo of the baby. "He's here! He's ideal ! 8lbs 2oz #wegotthis2018", Hilaria added. Just days before their son's arrival, Hilaria was all smiles while out and about in New York City.
Constant jibes have been thrown by Conte on the Blues board and their switch insurance policies, which has in the end effected his place on the Bridge with Chelsea failing to qualify for the Champions League for the second time in as many seasons.
Chelsea will have to look elsewhere in our hunt for a new manager. Conte nonetheless has one yr left on his £9million-a-year contract, nevertheless. However, the Italian has ruled himself out of contention for either position out of loyalty to his current employers.
Antonio Conte and Chelsea did not have the greatest of seasons.