The Italian media are having an absolute field day with Antonio Conte and his potential Chelsea signings during these Euros.
The soon-to-be Premier League manager has now been linked with most of the Italy national team, and La Repubblica, relayed by Calciomercato, add fuel to the fire by saying he wants three players from his current squad for his new club.
The Italian newspaper states Sunderland’s Emmanuele Giaccherini, Juventus’ Leonardo Bonucci and Lazio’s Antonio Candreva (which we already covered in more depth on Tuesday) are the players on his wishlist.
The first of the three scored Italy’s first goal of the Euros and was picked by the manager after a very good season with Bologna in Serie A on loan from his English club.
As for the other two, Bonucci has been outstanding for both Juventus and his country this season, and Candreva is on his way out from Lazio, and Inter Milan is touted as his most likely destination.
This is a bit of a strange one, and we’re not exactly sure how Chelsea fans would react if their club were to sign a 30-year-old attacking midfielder who failed to adapt to the Premier League while playing for Sunderland.
They probably wouldn’t be thrilled, even if he did cost only £1.5m.