According to Italian newspaper Il Mattino, the former Napoli boss will fly to London on Monday to finalise terms.
It would appear that Chelsea's pre-season is about to finally get interesting after what has seemed like a long drawn-out wait for news on the managerial situation to get resolved.More news: Timeline: Thai cave rescue
According to the "Daily Mail", the 59-year-old is most likely to sign a two-year deal with the club, with the option of a third year on the table.
Conte has yet to be relieved of his duties as Chelsea manager and will walk away from the position with a healthy compensation package worth £9m.
Chelsea are believed to be forking out around £4.5million to release Sarri from his current club Napoli, after disputes about contracts slowed down transfer activity.More news: Eight boys rescued from flooded Thai caves, now up to 'rain god'
A workaholic capable of bringing out the best in the players at his disposal, Sarri could be the ideal man to make Chelsea title challengers once again.
The Sun have reported in the past that, as re-reported and translated from Corriere Dello Sport, Sarri is set to sign a three-year deal with the Blues, something that'll be music to the ears of the Stamford Bridge faithful.
Oddly, the report also says Sarri will move into Chelsea's Cobham training ground rather than finding somewhere to live in the city.More news: Americans in United Kingdom warned to 'keep a low profile' during Trump's visit