Paper round-up: Conte reportedly taking legal action against Chelsea

Antonio Conte is taking legal action against Chelsea, including the claim that he deserves compensation for a loss of future earnings and the damage to his career caused by the club’s delay in sacking him, The Times reports.

Conte is reportedly demanding a compensation payment in addition to £9m he is entitled to receive for the final year of his contract at Stamford Bridge.

The Italian is said to be angry that Chelsea did not confirm his dismissal until last week.

The Times say his lawyers will argue that delay cost him the opportunity to gain employment elsewhere this summer.

Willian still wants to leave Chelsea despite Conte being replaced by Maurizio Sarri, according to The Sun, while the Mirror have picked up on reports that the Blues have agreed a fee of around £170m for Eden Hazard to join Real Madrid.

Meanwhile, Wilfried Zaha has told Crystal Palace he wants to leave the club this summer, according to The Sun.

Palace are reportedly demanding £70m for the winger and it is claimed that Zaha has made it clear he wants to move on.

The Sun say he “feels ready for another crack at a top side” after previously being unable to make an impact at Manchester United.

Tottenham and Everton are planning to offer Palace players in exchange for Zaha, the Daily Mirror say.

The Mirror suggest Moussa Sissoko is a player Spurs could offer Palace and that Everton could give the Eagles the chance to re-sign Yannick Bolasie, who is apparently valued at £15m by the Merseyside club.

The Times say Zaha has rejected a new contract and wants to join Spurs, with Sissoko again mentioned as a possible makeweight.

Palace boss Roy Hodgson recently said: “He is our player for the next four years and the club has no interest or desire to sell him.”

The Sun say Arsenal are ready to sell Danny Welbeck and Everton are considering making a £15m bid for the England forward.

And the Daily Mail say Fulham want Espanyol captain David Lopez, with the Spanish side apparently wanting £35m.

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