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Antonio Conte is a huge admirer of Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci. Conte utilised the Italy international to great effect while as manager in Juve and the Italian national team.

Reports claim Conte is still keen on signing Bonucci this summer, after missing out on the 30-year-old last summer.

And according to Italian newspaper La Stampa, Chelsea have upped their interest in Bonucci.

They say the defender’s agent, Alessandro Lucci, travelled to London to hold talks with Blues representatives.

La Stampa even claim Chelsea are ready to pay £48.6m (€55m) for the centre-back this summer.

Could a concrete move for the Italian be in the cards? Time will tell.

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