Italian flattered by Chelsea link

Juventus manager Antonio ConteJuventus manager Antonio Conte says he is happy to be linked with a potential summer move to Chelsea.

The Blues are set to name a new boss at the end of the Premier League season, with Rafael Benitez confirming that he will not be making his Interim role permanent this summer.

A number of names have been mentioned as possible successors to the Spaniard, with Conte, who guided Juve to the Serie A title last season, amoungst them.

The Italian said that he is “delighted” to have been mentioned, and that it shows recognition of the job he is doing in Turin:

“My future? It is normal for some rumours to delight you, when you work well others notice it,” he is quoted by Sky Sports.

“We are doing well as a group both in Italy and abroad and we have to continue like this.”

Conte, who managed Siena and Atalanta before taking control of Juventus, is widely regarded as one of the top managers in European football.

Chelsea have already missed out on their top target, with former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola opting to join Bayern Munich.

Former Blues chief Jose Mourinho has been linked with a return, but is believed to be the subject of intense interest from Paris Saint-Germain.

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