The Italian was sacked as Blues boss in the summer but is eyeing the money he believes he’s owed
Antonio Conte is reportedly refusing to meet with Chelsea and plans to take them to court for the rest of his salary.
The Italian, who was recently ruled out of contention for the Real Madrid job, is of the view he should be paid what is contractually owed out of respect, after being sacked by Chelsea in the summer.
And according to Sky Sports News, Conte’s lawyers have been working on two separate cases for weeks – one for an employment tribunal and the other for the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).
The club have been trying to set up face-to-face talks with the 49-year-old in search of an out-of-court solution but he has chosen not to attend those meetings.
It is understood Conte wants around £8.7million worth of damages on top of his remaining year’s salary of £11.3m – taking his claim to £20m.
However, Chelsea are refusing to pay due to his behaviour while at the club, including the treatment of former striker Diego Costa, failure to attend sponsorship events, late arrival to press conferences and parking in the wrong space at their training ground in Cobham.