Conte still had a year left on a revised deal he signed last summer after delivering the fifth Premier League title since Roman Abramovich bought Chelsea in 2003.
The 46-year-old managed Empoli in the 2016/17 season but could not do enough to prevent the Italian minnows from succumbing to relegation from Serie A.
"We wish Antonio every success in his future career", the statement read. "In the title winning season, the club set a then-record 30 wins in a 38-game season". "Great man, Great manager". He had been waiting since winning the FA Cup in May to resolve his future at Stamford Bridge, but difficulty in securing Sarri delayed the process.
Chelsea FC will be looking to at least break back into the top four next season after their disappointing campaign last term.
Anderson tops Isner 26-24 in 5th in epic Wimbledon semifinal
Anderson had already won the first point of the game but was blown back while returning yet another of Isner's monstrous serves. South Africa's Kevin Anderson hugs John Isner of the United States, right, after the longest Wimbledon semi-final in history.
Crowning glory for Netflix with Emmy nomination success
Other nominees in the category include Jason Bateman (" Ozark "), Ed Harris (" Westworld ") and Matthew Rhys (" The Americans "). The fantasy dragons-and-swords saga, which already has 38 Emmys under its belt, is not expected back on screens until next year.
Free agent guard Thomas to join Nuggets
In 17 games, including just one start, for Los Angeles, Thomas averaged 15.6 points and five assists. The move reunites him with head coach Mike Malone, Thomas' former coach with the Sacramento Kings .