Friday June 3 2016
Chelsea pushing for Candreva?

Chelsea are reportedly pushing to sign Antonio Candreva, but Lazio are holding out for “at least €25m”.

According to Il Tempo, Chelsea are ready to “accelerate” their interest in Candreva, who is in their Coach-elect Antonio Conte’s Italy squad for Euro 2016, but Claudio Lotito is not prepared to sanction negotiations until his asking price is met.

The newspaper adds former Italy boss Cesare Prandelli and possible heir Giampiero Ventura are leading the race for the Lazio hot-seat, but in their “shadow” are Vincenzo Montella and Simeone Inzaghi, the latter of whom ended last season as the club’s caretaker.