Latest on Antonio Conte, John Terry

Latest on Antonio Conte, John Terry

Latest on Antonio Conte, John Terry

Italy coach Antonio Conte will meet with Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich this week to seal a deal to make him the Blues head coach.

Chelsea have always maintained that a decision over Terry's future could not be made until a new manager is appointed. "But, who knows? I've still got a lot to give, whether that's here (Chelsea) or somewhere else, for sure".

Conte is believed to have already told the FIGC - the Italian football federation - that he wants to return to club management after this summer's tournament.

One of the final details to be agreed between Conte and Chelsea is the staff he will work alongside at Stamford Bridge, with the former Juventus manager hoping to bring in as many as five of his own men.

Abramovich sees Conte as a long term option with the potential to develop the club's promising young players like Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Kenedy and Bertrand Traore.

Conte could have as much as £130million to spend on new players and defenders are sure to be high on his wanted list along with a new striker.

The France worldwide is a key part of the PSG midfield and his absence would be a big boost for Chelsea, who are seeking to overturn a 2-1 deficit from the away leg of their last-16 tie.

"I think the most important thing will be the team he is able to put on the field". The likes of Pogba, Leonardo Bonucci, Radio Nainggolan, Miralem Pjanic and Gonzalo Higuain are on his transfer shortlist.

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