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Antonio Conte and Chelsea ways are likely to part in the end of this season after the Italian manager has reportedly fell out with the Blues board over transfer market issues.

Speaking about who could replace Conte next season, it is understood that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich to be a big admirer of current Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri and favours him above other names who have been linked such as Thomas Tuchel, Maurizio Sarri and Luis Enrique.

While initial contact with Allegri’s entourage has been reported, it is unclear at this time whether or not the former AC Milan manager would consider departing Turin at the end of this season.

Allegri still has two years left to run at Juventus on a deal which is worth over €11 million.

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With Antonio Conte‘s future which seems far from Stamford BridgeChelsea are making different approaches to find their new manager.

According to Yahoo Sports, Roman Abramovich‘s club has made his move to sign Leonardo Jardim, the current As Monaco‘s coach.

On the other hand, some reports suggest the name of Massimiliano Allegri as the principal candidate to replace Conte.

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Antonio Conte‘s biggest wish in this last transfer window month is to bring Juventus wing-back Alex Sandro to Stamford Bridge.

But the Italian manager transfer dream can be wiped out by Bianconeri’s coach Massimiliano Allegri, who restated that the ex FC Porto player is going nowhere:

“Alex Sandro is a Juve player. He is sensational and will not leave,” Allegri said after the friendly game against AS Roma played in the USA last night.

Chelsea were really keen on the full-back and were ready to place a £ 60m to secure his services – it was rumoured that Sandro already agreed personal terms with the Blues-  but it looks like Juventus will try everything to keep the Brazilian player.

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Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri believes Leonardo Bonucci won’t leave the Serie A side this summer, despite both Chelsea and Manchester City are rumored to be interested in the Italian defender.

“He’s an important player, an extraordinary player – Allegri said today – And above all he has to understand that he’ll be the future leader of the Juventus dressing room”.

It is understood Chelsea had a summer bid rejected by Juventus, but manager Antonio Conte is reportedly willing to land Bonucci to Stamford Bridge.

 

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Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci has been dropped from the squad for the clash against Porto after he has been reportedly involved in a row with Bianconeri’s manager Massimiliano Allegri a few days ago.

It is understood Chelsea are still keeping tabs on the 29-year-old centre-back, whose contract is due to expire in June 2021.

Allegri is quoted to have said: “Leonardo Bonucci will not be in the squad tomorrow; it is right to do so on behalf of the club, fans and team”.

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is a huge admirer of the Italian centre-back, who is rumored to be considering a move out from the Serie A outfit should the situation be still unresolved at the end of season.

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New Juventus signing Juan Cuadrado has confirmed he tried everything to come back to Italy following last season’s positive spell with the Serie A side.

The Colombia international, who joined the Bianconeri on loan from Chelsea again this summer, told Juventus Channel:“It has been touching to see the stands and the rumble fo the fans,”

“I did everything to come back and thanks to God I’m back here and I’m really happy.”

The 28-year-old spent also last mid-season at the Serie A champions and now is ready to play again under manager Massimiliano Allegri, despite Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is said to be a huge fan of him.

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Juventus CEO Giuseppe Marotta has revealed Chelsea winger Juan Manuel Cuadrado is edging closer to moving back to the Serie A side, where he spent last season on loan featuring 40 times under Massimiliano Allegri.

“Cuadrado is a player welcomed for various reasons – he told La Gazzetta dello Sport With us, he behaved well, our experience with him was extremely positive. It’s a question that will be resolved in the next couple of days max”.

“For now, he’s at Chelsea. If the club is open to it, well, we’ll start talking. A loan? I’d say yes, we’ll see.”

His agent Alessandro Lucci is reportedly traveling to London in order to seal an agreement with the Blues on a season-long £3.5m loan with an option to buy.

Anyway, new Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is said to be a huge fan of the 28-year-old and claimed last week: “He will come back very soon and train and play with us. He’s a Chelsea player and he’ll stay with us,” 

 

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Juventus are lining up a summer move to land Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic to Serie A to replace Paul Pogba, according to The Sun.

The France international is set to join Manchester United on a record £105m move and Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri has made the Serbia international his top target despite his ownership is currently esteemed around £25m.

New Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is said to be willing to keep Matic this summer but he could reportedly consider to let him go after the arrival of N’Golo Kante at Stamford Bridge.

 

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Nemanja Matic in action © Francesca Ceciarini

Juventus are reportedly lining up a £17m bid for Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic, according to Sportitalia.

After several injuries during the season – Claudio Marchisio and Sami Khedira above all – the Old Lady has decided to strengthen the midfield in view of next season having already landed Miralem Pjanic from Roma.

It is understood Matic is Massimiliano Allegri‘s top target and Juventus sport director Giuseppe Marotta is working on a deal to sign the Serbia international, who is under contract with Chelsea until 2019.

 

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Chelsea are lining up a £20m offer for Juventus man Simone Zaza and the striker is considering a move to Stamford Bridge, according to Tuttosport.

The Italy international is believed to have been targeted also by Premier League champions Leicester, whereas Juventus have also rejected bids for the player in the January transfer window.

It is understood Massimiliano Allegri is keen on keeping Zaza with the Bianconeri, despite the 24-year-old reportedly wants to leave in order to feature regularly and then Chelsea might be the right choice.

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