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With Antonio Conte expected to be named Chelsea head coach in the coming weeks he will be looking to replace the outgoing Blues captain John Terry.

The Chelsea defence has come under huge scrutiny in an underwhelming season. And with Terry’s contract set to expire at the end of the season Conte could look to Juventus star defender Leonardo Bonucci.

The Italian national manager has worked with Bonucci during his time with Juventus and Italy, and is expected to name him in his Euro 2016 squad. Bonucci has played more minutes this season then any other Juventus outfield player (2,347), he is considered one of the centre backs in Europe.

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In the wish-list of next Chelsea manager most serious candidate, Antonio Conte, there are important names like Gonzalo Higuain and Edinson Cavani.

The two South American strikers are his main targets and the Italian manager will try to sign them during next transfer window should he be appointed from Chelsea.

The Blues will also try to bid on Juventus’ Paul Pogba but the negotiation will be really difficult as the Bianconeri are asking at least £80m for the French talent.

Pogba’s himself is asking for £300,000 week salary and this could be a huge financial effort for a club that won’t participate to Champions League next year.

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It’s no mistery Paul Pogba has been a Chelsea target since last summer.

Now, with the new transfer window approaching, rumours of him moving to Stamford Bridge are increasing, but the Blues will have to challenge with Manchester City to sign the Juventus star.

The French midfielder, 23, got a great potential and the Italian club demands at least £85m to sell him.

But now it seems also Pogba put his conditions to next club that is going to sign him: his request is a £ 300,000 per week contract.

A huge wage that would make him the highest paid played in English football history.

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Currently, Guus Hiddink is Chelsea‘s interim manager after the dismissal of Jose Mourinho before the turn of the year. It’s believed that Hiddink will step down at the end of the season to make room for a new manager, thought to be Juventus boss Antonio Conte.

Since the appointment of Guus Hiddink at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea have only lost one game and are now fighting for a place to play in Europe next year. The Daily Mail claims that Blues owner Roman Abramovich is keen to keep Hiddink on the staff at Chelsea as an advisor to the London club, this being a kind of reward for his recent success with the club.

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Pogba stayed at Juventus last summer but hinted an exit soon

Chelsea are really keen on Juventus star Paul Pogba and this is no mistery, since the Blues tried to signed him also last summer but the deal was called off in the last days of the transfer window.

HITC Sports report that Chelsea proposed Serbian midfielder Nemanja Matic in the deal as a partial compensation for the French midfielder that [Roman] Abramovich wants to brings to Stamford Bridge.

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French international Paul Pogba has been in Chelsea‘s radar for a long time but the London club have failed so far in acquiring the youngsters signature.

The Blues are said to be considering a new offer. With the potential arrival of Antonio Conte as manager, the Pogba deal could be more likely than it ever was before.

Conte had a spell in charge of Pogba during his time at Juventus and his relationship with the player could sway his decision.

The Juventus star is said to be worth around £85m and has the interest of many clubs, including German giants Bayern Munich and Premier League contenders Manchester City.

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Bayern Munich star Arturo Vidal is ready to move to Chelsea if current Italy’s coach Antonio Conte is appointed as the new manager.

Vidal worked with the Italian manager at Juventus for a couple of seasons and was a key player in that side.

The mutual respect between them is huge and Vidal would be enthusiastic to follow his former manager.

He then moved to Germany last summer but he hasn’t made a big impact in the Pep Guardiola’s side.

The Chilean champion rejected a move to Manchester United two years ago, shortly after Louis Van Gaal became their manager, but now he feels ready to play in Premier League and he might join Chelsea if Conte will become Blues new boss.

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With rumours that Italian manager Antonio Conte is to be the next Chelsea boss, another rumour has emerged over the possible signing of Bayern Munich ace midfielder Arturo Vidal.

Chelsea’s technical director Michael Emenalo was in Italy last night for the game that saw Bayern Munich take on Juventus in the Champions League last 16 tie, sky sport Italia claim he was scouting Vidal. Antonio Conte was also at the game.

 

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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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