Antonio Conte is wildly rumoured to take over Chelsea job in the summer. The current Italy national manager has been backed by various sources to move to Stamford Bridge following the Euro Championships in France. Now, Juventus club president Giuseppe Marotta has indirectly confirmed that the former Old Lady boss will be taking charge of the Blues in the summer.
He was quoted by FourFourTwo: “The fact Antonio Conte is going to Chelsea just confirms that we made a good choice when we took him from Siena. I am proud of this and for him.”
Conte won three consecutive Serie A titles during his time at the Turin club. His successor at the Serie A club, Massimiliano Allegri was also linked with the Chelsea job, but he decided to stay with the Serie A giants.
Paris Saint-Germain striker Edison Cavani has been linked with a move away from the Ligue 1 club in summer. The Uruguayan striker is reportedly frustrated with his situation at the Paris club and has been strongly linked with the likes of Man Utd, Chelsea and Juventus recently. Cavani’s agent, Fernando Guglielmone, has dropped a huge hint that his client could move to Chelsea by claiming that he would like to play for the Blues’ future-manager Antonio Conte.
As mentioned above, Conte is almost certain to take charge of the West London club in the summer. Guglielmone is quoted by Metro: “Who do I prefer between Jose Mourinho, Conte and Massimo Allegri? There are three big coaches, but for Edy I’d prefer the attacking game of Conte and Allegri.”
However, he also claimed that Cavani would form a strong partnership with Paulo Dybala at Juventus. When asked about the interest from Juventus, he said: ‘Everything is possible in football – Juventus are a prestigious club with a great past and a fantastic present.
‘In three months everything can change. What is true today, may not be the case tomorrow. Edinson could stay at PSG, who have an ambitious project, but also he could change teams. It will depend on many aspects, but for now he only needs to think about winning the Champions League.
‘For Edi, a return to Italy would be no way a backward step in the career. Playing with Paulo Dybala? Well, they would form one of the strongest partnerships in Europe, but for now my brother plays with PSG.’