Former Chelsea bossAntonio Conte is set to take the English club to court for the remainder of his salary from his contract which was terminated at the end of last season.
The Italian claims, he is owed unpaid salary as well as compensation for damages arising from his sacking. This could reach 26.2 million US dollars, reported Sky Sports.
Besides the 14.8 million US dollars of unpaid salary, Conte also wants 11.4 million for damages. His lawyers have been working for weeks on the two separate cases.
Chelsea, on the other hand, are blaming the Italian for setting them back financially after he informed Diego Costa through a text message that his services are no longer needed at the club.
So far, this did not go down well with Atletico Madrid star, who believes Conte played a major role that lead to his exit from Chelsea.
The Blues are also accusing Conte for not being punctual for his media duties as well as sponsorship commitments on several occasions.
Surprisingly, Chelsea also filed another complaint that Conte parked his car in a wrong park at the club's Cobham training base.
The former Juventus coach, who reportedly turned down the Real Madrid job recently, won the Premier League and the FA Cup during his two years at Stamford Bridge.
After Conte era, Chelsea have been flying and Maurizio Sarri seems to be exactly what the club needed. Not only are they unbeaten so far this season, but they’re also playing great football.
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