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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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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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Juventus sport director Giuseppe Marotta claims their manager, Chelsea target Max Allegri, will stay at the Italian club for “many years”:

When things go well a Coach’s value goes up,” Marotta admitted, speaking to Italian radio station Gr Parlamento.

“Juve is a point of arrival for a Coach, one of the world’s biggest clubs. It’s not easy to find a bigger team than Juventus, unless you consider it the end of a cycle.

“And the winning cycle can continue.

“I’m convinced that we’ll go forward with Allegri for many years.”

Marotta spoke also about Antonio Conte, that led the Bianconeri to win three leagues in a row before resigning in summer 2014.

Chelsea targeted also him to be their next permanent manager, and the move can be possible when Conte will leave his role as Italy’s national team after EURO 2016:

“Conte had many successes and achievements at Juventus.

“He was here for several years, three seasons. He won a lot.

“It’s normal that the cycle comes to an end. Now he’s coaching the national team, but the relationship remains good.

“The fact that there are rumours that great teams are thinking about him proves that our choice was correct.

“A return? A recurring phrase in football is “never say never”, but the assumption is that our coach will remain with us.”


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cuadrado juve

Juventus sport director Giuseppe Marotta revealed the Italian club is keen to sign Chelsea midfielder Juan Cuadrado on a permanent deal.

The Colombian midfielder is on loan to Juventus after failing to impress at Stamford Bridge last season after being signed in the winter transfer window but has been one of Juventus’ more consistent performers when called upon by his coach Max Allegri this year, leading many to urge the Serie A club to make the deal a permanent one.

“Cuadrado? We took a gamble, taking a player on loan,” Marotta said to RAI TV.

“We’re considering it [making the deal permanent], there’s a gentleman’s agreement with Chelsea. The player gives Allegri a different option in his team.”


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