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Chelsea will have to pay an astronomical amount if they sack Antonio Conte 

The Blues are reportedly interested in former Barcelona boss Luis Enrique if they let go of the Italian

Antonio Conte is seemingly on his way out of Chelsea, following their disastrous defeat against Watford on Monday.

The Blues second consecutive Premier League defeat leaves them fourth in the table – 19 points away from leaders Manchester City.

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Up next is a home clash against West Brom, which could be a bad omen for the Italian with two former Blues bosses losing their jobs after defeats to the Baggies.

Crucial games against Hull in the FA Cup and Barcelona in the Champions League follow, as well as league matches against both Manchester clubs.

Conte could be out of a job very soon

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Conte could be out of a job very soon

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However, Chelsea chief Roman Abramovich might be put off firing the manager for the time being, as it looks like he’d have to pay out an eye-watering amount of money in compensation.

According to Sport, the former Juventus boss will be due a package of £26.7 million from the pocket of the Russian, having only signed a new deal with the club in the summer following their title success.

Luis Enrique has emerged as Chelsea’s top managerial target

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Luis Enrique has emerged as Chelsea’s top managerial target

But if Chelsea really have lost faith in Conte, then former Barcelona manager Luis Enrique has emerged as their No 1 choice.

The 47-year-old is currently on a self-imposed sabbatical, following a three-year spell in charge at the Nou Camp which saw him win the treble in the 2014-15 season.