Conte to start Chelsea overhaul without talented star if top Euro manager gets wish

Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri wants assurances from the Italian club that he will be allowed to pursue Chelsea’s Oscar before he commits to a new contract in Turin, according to reports from Tuttosport.

The Old Lady are thought to be in negotiations to extend their boss’ contract, but the 48-year-old has clear demands before he puts pen to paper.

And reports claim that being able to pursue Oscar is one of the key decisions he wants, with the Brazilian playmaker seen as an ideal signing.

The Chelsea ace was aligned with Juve over the winter and seemingly remains a key target.

Allegri’s hopes of landing the ex-Internacional ace appear to have been boosted by recent suggestions that the London club are willing to sell the 24-year-old as they gear up for a summer overhaul.

Oscar signed for the Stamford Bridge side in 2012, but has largely struggled to cement himself as a key player under a succession of managers.