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Luis Enrique and Belletti waiting to take charge of Chelsea

Luis Enrique is waiting for a call from Chelsea as their top brass meet today to discuss Antonio Conte's position.

Sport says former Barcelona coach Enrique is the London club's first choice to replace Conte, and is 'one step away' from the job.

Conte is on the brink of the sack following Chelsea's 4-1 defeat at Watford on Monday evening, which came days after a 3-0 home loss to Bournemouth.

It's also suggested former Barcelona and Chelsea full-back Juliano Belletti will be appointed sporting director at Stamford Bridge.

Given Chelsea are set to play Barcelona in the last 16 of the Champions League, it raises the intriguing possibility of Enrique facing his successor Ernesto Valverde over two legs.

Enrique, 47, has also managed Roma and Celta Vigo, and is available immediately having left Barcelona last summer.

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