The punters in the Transfer Tavern have been rather drunkenly waxing poetic about the tactical majesty of a certain Antonio Conte ahead of his arrival at Chelsea in a few weeks.
While Italy were cruelly knocked out on penalties against Germany, the former Azzurri coach thrilled Blues propping up the bar with his tactical nous and touchline tantrums.
It’s all well and good getting involved in a deep discussion about the 46-year old’s preferred tactics, though there’s little doubt only big name signings will get tongues wagging during the course of the summer months.
Having already landed Marseille forward Michy Batshuayi, the ex-Juventus coach has been linked with a move for Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly in an attempt to bolster his backline.
Now, according to TransferMarketWeb, the 25-year old is eager to push through a move to West London after the Premier League giants offered him a whopping £2.5m annual salary.
While I Ciucciarelli are eager to keep the defender down, with his contract running until 2019, the spending power available to the English giants could see him move to West London.
Chelsea fans, were you impressed by Conte at EURO 2016? Excited for the season ahead now?
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