By this stage, it’s no secret that Antonio Conte has been under consideration to be the new Real Madrid manager. Reports from Spain claim that Florentino Perez moved quickly after the 5-1 defeat to Barcelona this Sunday, and the former Chelsea boss is the chosen one.
However, there’s been a problem in the negotiations, which is detailed by outlets such as El Confidencial and Calcio Mercato this Monday. It has to do with the clauses from the manager’s departure from the Blues.
The outlets say that Conte is still receiving around €10m for the season he still had in his contract with the London side, and is now afraid of losing this money if signing for Real Madrid.
It’s not clear why would he lose it. Calcio Mercato simply says he doesn’t want to leave the ‘legal battle’. Meanwhile, El Confidencial claims there’s a clause which forbids him from training a Premier League club, which his lawyers are currently analysing to see if it Real Madrid wouldn’t have anything to do with it… That doesn’t exactly make sense.
Anyway, what the Spanish outlet adds is that Conte made it pretty difficult for Chelsea to sack him when they wanted to sign Maurizio Sarri, and now the Blues are doing the same.