With Antonio Conte now at Chelsea, many are expecting him to look at Serie A and Juventus in particular for potential signings.
The Italian boss enjoyed a successful period at the Turin club before becoming the Italy national coach and the fans at Stamford Bridge are hopeful such success could be on its way to London.
Last season saw the Blues put in a miserable title defence as they fell apart for the first part of 2015/16. Manager Jose Mourinho lost his job after seemingly losing the dressing room and although the club slightly recovered in Guus Hiddink they still succumbed to their worst finish in the Roman Abramovich era.
A repeat of that this season coming would not be acceptable at the club and Conte must know this so it would make sense to take a look at his old club to try and instil some title winning experience back at the club after the Blues lost their way.
This in mind, we at Football Fan Cast are bringing you FIVE players the Italian should sign from his former side…
The Italian was one of the best defenders at EURO 2016 as his country outfoxed teams that were supposedly better than them.
Both Belgium and Spain fell foul of the Italian’s tactics and Antonio Conte will be hoping to do similar things with his new side. Bringing in Bonucci would be a big help too as it would help get the new manager’s tactics across onto the pitch.
If Conte targets Bonucci he’ll surely want to bring in Chiellini with him.
The two Italians have a telepathic relationship at the back for both club and country and this would no doubt transform Chelsea back into title contenders.
With John Terry seemingly set for less playing time Conte must be looking at new defenders and Chiellini would be an instant hit.
Dybala has the potential to be world class. He hasn’t been at Juventus for long but is of great importance to the Turin side and was a big part of them winning Serie A once again last season.
Chelsea need a player like Dybala that can unlock a defence with a bit of magic especially if Eden Hazard goes off the boil again as he did last season when he looked completely out of sorts.
The right back could see playing time limited with Dani Alves about now and may fancy a move. Joining Chelsea would make a great deal of sense because, with Branislav Ivanovic nowhere near the player he was, the club look short in terms of right backs. Lichtsteiner would immediately improve the team’s defence as well as bringing good title winning and Champions League experience.
Roberto Pereyra might not be set for much playing time at Juventus given the wealth of options available to them in midfield at the moment. The Argentine is a good player though and at the age of 25 has plenty of time left in his career. Chelsea’s squad is starting to age and Conte might be thinking it’s time to bring in some younger players, he’s already signed Michy Batshuayi and Pereyra could be next.