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Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri believes Chelsea managerial target Antonio Conte will do well, should he complete his move to Stamford Bridge.

Allegri, who was originally linked with the Chelsea job once Jose Mourinho was sacked, reacted to speculation that Conte could be in line to make the move to London.

“Other than a few like Jose Mourinho or Pep Guardiola, Italian coaches are the best in the world,” Allegri said.

“I don’t know what Conte will do, if he will go to Chelsea or not. But if he does, he will do very well.”

Conte, 46, yesterday declared his intention to leave the Italian national team after Euro 2016, and is expected to sign a three-year deal at Stamford Bridge.

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Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici was spotted watching the 24-year-old in action against Paris Saint-Germain last week. With Paul Pogba always eyed by Blues and Juan Cuadrado due to return to West London after his season-long loan there are many chances for an intense negotiation between Chelsea and Juventus.

Oscar has struggled for form this season, but that hasn’t stopped Bianconeri from monitoring his progress. According to Daily MailSerie A champions remain interested in signing him and appear to be contemplating a potential move this summer.

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Juan Manuel Cuadrado, former Chelsea wing now on loan in Italy at Juventus, is keen to turn his stay in Turin into a permanent move, given that he is becoming an essential pawn for Massimiliano Allegri and the team, which is leading the table after a difficult and horrible start.

Talking about his experience at Chelsea, he said: “When I got there, the squad was already really tight and solid. I don’t think I was given enough opportunity to show what I can do, but that’s football. I’m happy to be back being a protagonist with Juventus. I’m happy to have come back to Italy.

About his future: “My future is not up to me, we’ll see in the summer.”


According to the latest italian rumors, Blues owner Roman Abramovich would gather the players together at the club training ground last weekend just to announce them: “I’ve signed Conte.” Corriere dello Sport also reports that he told the squad: “Hiddink will definitely leave, even though he’s doing very well here.”

The Dutchman has definitely improved the Blues and their position in the League table, but seems that Antonio Conte will replace him just after he has respected his responsibility with Italian national team on Euro 2016.

The current Italy coach is the strong favourite to replace interim manager Guus Hiddink at Stamford Bridge this summer, without clear opponents such as the hypothesis Massimiliano Allegri or Manuel Pellegrini.



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Current Italian boss and Chelsea managerial target Antonio Conte has told the club he wants Roma’s sporting director Walter Sabatini to join him at Stamford Bridge.

Conte, now odds on favourite for the job once his contract expires with Italy at the end of the European Championships, has reportedly had two meetings with Chelsea’s representatives already.

But due to Chelsea already having a technical director in Michael Emenalo, this could be a sticking point in negotiations.

The Blues other managerial target, Juventus boss Massimilliano Allegri is reportedly being offered a new deal to keep him at the club.

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After news breaking that Massimiliano Allegri would be signing a new deal with Juventus, the Blues other Italian target Antonio Conte has “agreed a deal in principle” to sign for Chelsea according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.

Conte is currently the Italian national team manager, but his deal expires after the European Championships in France this summer.

The Italian won three Serie A titles in a row with Juventus before taking over the national team in 2014 and is expected to take over at Stamford Bridge this summer if reports in Italy are proved to be true.

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Chelsea managerial target Massimiliano Allegri is set to sign a new deal with Italian champions Juventus, rather then joining the Blues according to the clubs chief executive Beppe Marotta.

Allegri has been heavily linked with the vacant role in West London since Jose Mourinho was dismissed in December. Chief executive Marotta told La Domenica Sportiva “The conditions for Allegri’s contract renewal are all there.’

‘Allegri has done very well. The cycle has just started with him and I believe we can continue with him.

‘On top of that, finding a club better than Juventus isn’t easy. I think that he can still get great pleasure from this team, thus there is no Allegri problem.’

Allegri guided Juventus to the Serie A title and the Champions League final last season.

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Former Chile manage Jorge Sampaoli has emerged as a very serious candidate to take the Chelsea job in the summer. He is the latest of a host of managers who have been linked with the vacancy including the likes of Massimo Allegri and Diego Simeone of Juventus and Atletico Madrid respectively.

Although Sampaoli may lack experience compared to the other managers Chelsea have been linked to, he has shown that he can lead a team to success. Just last year he lead an impressive Chile side to victory against Argentina in the Copa America and was also shortlisted for Coach of the Year. But he quit the national side after a dispute with the national federation.

Should he gain the position as the manager of Chelsea FC, he will bring a highly energetic and attacking style of play to Stamford Bridge.

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Diego Pablo Simeone

It is believed that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is still keen on bringing in Atletico Madrid head coach Diego Simeone, but he is unsure due to the Argentine’s playing style.

Chelsea’s Russian owner prefers the idea of Italian coaches Allegri, who is currently at Juventus or Conte, who is Italian national manager, but is open to the idea of bringing in Simeone as well.

Simeone won La Liga with Atletico Madrid in 2014 and also managed the team to the Champions League that year beating Chelsea along the way.

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According to an exclusive report from The Sun Chelsea are negotiating for Juventus star Paul Pogba.

The Blues are ready to offer a monster fee to the Bianconeri to sign the French midfielder, around £70m, and according to the English paper the two clubs already reached an agreement over it.

In Italy nobody is confirming the deal, but in England many people are sure that it will be done before the transfer window shuts in nine days.

In yesterday’s press conference Chelsea boss José Mourinho dismissed talking about Pogba saying:

Pogba is a Juventus’ player, and I cannot speak about him. I know that Allegri had been speaking about Oscar and Ramires for the whole summer, but he’s a Juventus player, only Allegri can speak about him.

But he also added:

“In the last two weeks I call the transfer window the opportunity window, so let’s see what can happen”.

Actually, players like Ramires, Oscar or Cuadrado can be included in the deal to decrease the transfer fee.

Pogba would be the most expensive transfer in the history of both Chelsea and Premier League.


Spanish striker Pedro, Tuesday night scored the third Chelsea goal vs Huddersfield Town and he caused many troubles to the Blues opponent playing up front with Willian and Eden Hazard. "It’s very good...