Stamford Bridge boss interested in Udinese playmaker.
Carlo Ancelotti is preparing a bid for up and coming Italian international midfielder Antonio Candreva. The Udinese playmaker spent half of last season on loan to Juventus and was an instant success but new boss Luigi Delneri opted to not make the move permanent.
The 23 year old just missed out on Marcello Lippi’s World Cup squad and has now been targetted by the Stamford Bridge boss who is looking to bring in some young talents as he looks to plan for the future and reverse the ageing nature of his Blues squad.
Candreva is a an adaptable attack minded midfielder who has come through the international set up but has found himself farmed out on loan deals for the majority of his short career. Ancelotti appears to feel that the former Ternana youth player has something special about him and a number of Italian sides have been monitoring his progress.
Valued at around £8m the youngster would be a useful addition to the club’s ranks and could apparently be purchased and then loaned straight back to Udinese for the current season.