Emanuele Giaccherini’s performance against Belgium was much praised by the Italian press, and it could also be good news for Sunderland.

The midfielder, whose contract expires in 2017, could have his value raised as the departure from the Black Cats seems imminent.

His work rate under Antonio Conte could also mean a possibility for the player to follow the manager to Chelsea. TuttoSport describes the Italian boss’ interest not as an a dream, but as a crazy idea.

Conte’s relationship with Giaccherini is not only about the player’s skills. The midfielder is also considered to be some kind of technical assistant for him on the pitch.

The newspaper puts Torino and Fiorentina as possible destinations, and AC Milan have also showed some interest lately.

Giaccherini signed for Sunderland from Juventus in 2013 for €7.5m. The English club reportedly considered him to be worth €3m this summer, but if he keeps up his good form at the Euros, this amount could be significantly higher, a small auction is expected to happen.