Chelsea

Conte closes in on former favourite as Juventus star agrees shock three-year Chelsea deal

Stephan Lichtsteiner

Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern who simply can’t wait for the transfer window have met reports linking them with a Juventus star with a surprising level of disappointment. 

With Antonio Conte due to arrive in West London over the course of the next few months, the Blues have naturally been linked with a raft of talent plying their trade in Serie A.

The likes of Gonzalo Higuain and Radja Nainggolan are some of the names most frequently linked to the club, though reports today claimed another Italian based star will be on his way.

According to Italian journalist Emanuele Giannelli, Juve star Stephan Lichtsteiner has agreed a three-year deal to join his former manager at Stamford Bridge.

The Swiss right-back was crucial to the style imposed by Conte in Turin, establishing himself as a powerful and hard working full-back in a 3-5-2 system.

With Dani Alves thought to be on the way to the Juventus Stadium this summer, the 32-year old is understood to have agreed a three-year deal with the fallen English champions, costing €11m (roughly £8.4m).

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