Antonio Conte’s huge Chelsea pay-off has delayed his departure from Stamford Bridge. The Italian is due around £10million if he leaves Stamford Bridge and a game of cat and mouse has now begun. It is the worst-kept secret in football that the 48-year-old will be shown the door – and the enormous compensation package is the reason why no announcement has yet been made. Conte is likely to leave his post at the end of the campaign and his representatives are busy behind-the-scenes securing alternative employment for him.