Chelsea are set to reward Antonio Conte for his excellent start to life in England, and keep him from the clutches of Barcelona who are circling around the Italian tactician.
The former Juventus handler has transformed Chelsea in remarkable fashion since swapping the Italian job for English football and is set for a contract extension that will see him stay at Stamford Bridge till at least 2020.
Signings such as Marcos Alonso, N’Golo Kante and David Luiz have all become key players for the team, as the team chases The Double.
Italian media outfit, Tutto Mercato Web reports that a deal is in the offing for Conte at Stamford Bridge, as the likes of Roman Abramovich, Marina Granovskia and Michael Emenalo have been impressed with the work ethic the fiery Italian has brought into the club, after the disaster of last season.
The Blues are currently 8 points ahead of nearest rivals, Manchester City in the race for the Premier League title having won 19 out of the 25 matches played so far. They are also on course for the FA Cup as they face Manchester United in the quarter finals next month at Stamford Bridge.
Conte has won the hearts of many a Chelsea fans for his passionate demeanor on the touchline and his constant barking of instructions that keeps his players focused and concentrated at all times.