Italian giants Juventus aim to bolster their midfield this summer and are in negotiations with former manager Antonio Conte with the hope of capturing two of Chelsea’s players, according to journalist Gianluca Di Marzio.
Juve will certainly need to strengthen in the middle of the park should midfield maestro Paul Pogba make a move away from the Serie A champions; and as a result the club is looking to raid Conte’s new club.
Out-of-favour Chelsea midfielder Juan Cuadrado spent the season on loan at the Turin club and is hoping a permanent move to Italy is on the cards.
Juve have reportedly bid €22m plus €2m in bonuses for the 28-year-old, however Conte is reluctant to let the Colombian winger leave Stamford Bridge and will only do so for a higher fee.
Max Allegri has also reportedly enquired about defensive midfielder Nemanja Matic, who found himself struggling last season after returning to the London club after a three-year spell with Portuguese side Benfica.
However, Juve will likely face a battle to land the 27-year-old Serbian as Conte’s Chelsea have little depth in that area of the pitch.
This follows reports that Paul Pogba, who Juventus have frequently said is not for sale, looks to be making a move to Chelsea’s Premier League rivals Manchester United.
According the the Express, United manager Jose Mourinho looks to be on the edge of capturing the 23-year-old Frenchman in a deal worth £85m after Old Trafford Vice-chairman Ed Wooward met with representatives of the Italian club to discuss the transfer.