Saturday February 16 2013
Chelsea want Conte

Italian newspapers claim Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is desperate to sign Juventus Coach Antonio Conte for next season.

Conte won the Scudetto in his first season in Turin by remaining unbeaten, while the Bianconeri are currently top of the Serie A table and with one foot in the Champions League quarter-finals.

Having comprehensively beaten Chelsea in the group phase to eliminate the holders, Juve and Conte impressed Abramovich.

Tuttosport today insists Chelsea are targeting Conte for next season, although his current contract runs until 2015.

Other options for the Stamford Bridge bench after Rafa Benitez include ex-Blues star Gianfranco Zola.