Chelsea and Conte return to pre-season training

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Moses will, however, hope to be part of the squad when Chelsea kick-start their pre-season with a friendly against Perth Glory on July 23 before entering the International Champions Cup at the end of the month.

While a number of his players have been away on global duty at the World Cup, those who have not been to Russian Federation have returned to Chelsea's Cobham training ground to start getting into shape once again.

The Chelsea players had only received word from Antonio Conte's staff this week that they would be returning for a full pre-season training camp starting on Monday.

However, Jorginho is also believed to be on the wish list of Maurizio Sarri, with the ex-Napoli boss still waiting to complete a move to Chelsea where he will finally replace Antonio Conte.

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The managerial saga has dragged on and on over the course of the summer, with Chelsea players left in confusion having already returned to their Cobham training ground for pre-season training.

It is understood Conte held meetings and, unless the situation changes, will fulfil the final year of his contract.

Chelsea's transfer business has been stalled, with the transfer window for Premier League clubs now being set at August 9, giving them four more weeks to bolster their squad. The West London club will not be eligible to play in the Champions League next term after missing out on a top 4 spot.

Ross Barkley, Pedro, Cesc Fabregas, Tiemoue Bakayoko Marcos Alonso and David Luiz were among the big names to have returned.

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