Report: Conte set to extend Chelsea stay till 2021

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is reportedly ready to sign a contract until 2021 at the club, in a deal which will make him the highest paid coach in Blues history.

The Guardian report that Chelsea are to offer a deal worth around £9.6m a year until 2021, which is two years beyond his current contract's expiry date.  

Conte enjoyed a hugely successful 2016/17 campaign as the London-based outfit swept to the Premier League title utilising his system of three at the back.

It appears an agreement has been reached in principle with the publication adding that the Italian will return home for a break after Saturday's FA Cup final against Arsenal, before potentially returning to ink a new deal.

The 47-year-old has also made his intentions clear, saying, "Then, if the club give me the possibility to stay here and to extend my contract, for sure I am available to do this.

"We have the same idea about the future and we've started to work for next season. But I think the club and me, we have the same point of view on this. I hope to stay here for many years."