Conte, feels he should be paid what he is contractually owed out of respect, after he was sacked earlier this year.
Chelsea have been trying to set up face-to-face talks with Conte in search of an out-of-court solution, but he has refused to attend those meetings.
Conte reportedly wants £8.7m worth of damages on top of his remaining year’s salary of £11.3m, taking his claim to £20m.
But it is believed that Chelsea are refusing to pay because of his behaviour while at the club, including treatment of Diego Costa, failure to turn up to sponsorship events, late arrival to press conferences, and parking in the wrong space at their Cobham training ground.
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