Chelsea boss eyeing up Serie A ace as he plans to give up on loanee

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is considering a move for Lazio wide-man Antonio Candreva with Juan Cuadrado edging towards a permanent move to Juventus, according to reports from Gianluca Di Marzio.

The Italian coach is firmly in the hot seat at Stamford Bridge after finishing his EURO 2016 duties with the Azzurri and appears set to kick off his transfer plans over the coming weeks.

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However, one player he may not have around as he looks to implement his own style in west London is Cuadrado, and reports claim that Conte is already looking at Candreva as a replacement.

The 29-year-old Lazio man is a player the new Chelsea chief knows well, with the versatile star having been a part of his Italy squad over the course of the past few years.

Around the time that Conte’s move to succeed Guus Hiddink as the Pensioners’ boss was confirmed, reports claimed that Cuadrado was a key player in his plans going forward and that he would be given another chance at the club when his loan spell at Juventus came to an end.

However, it seems that the Colombia international will be staying in Turin with the Serie A champions working on a deal.