Chelsea’s legal battle with Antonio Conte rolls on, £20M figure mentioned

Chelsea’s dispute with Antonio Conte over his entitlement to compensation following his sacking has rolled on, with the Blues facing the possibility of paying him as much as £20M, according to the Times.

It’s incredible to think that this saga is still going on, with Conte being dismissed as Chelsea manager in the summer of last year. However, his severance package following his sacking is yet to be sorted.

The Times’ report claims that Conte feels as though he was entitled to his full compensation, while Chelsea argued in court that the manner in which he dealt with the Diego Costa situation means he doesn’t.

Either way, The Times report that Conte could be awarded far more than his initial compensation fee, with a £20M figure including the additional costs of damages and legal fees.

Chelsea should have sorted this a long time ago, with the transfer ban being the only thing the club’s lawyers were looking to find us a way out of. This just continues to feel like unnecessary drama.