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FIGC chief leaves door open for Antonio Conte move to Chelsea

FIGC president Carlo Tavecchio has conceded that that they will review their situation with Antonio Conte after Euro 2016 amid speculation that he will join Chelsea this summer.

The former Juventus boss has been heavily linked with a move to Stamford Bridge after the European Championships in France concludes, as the reigning Premier League champions continue to search for a long-term successor for Jose Mourinho.

While the Portuguese tactician was sacked in December, Guus Hiddink was appointed as his replacement on an interim basis and has undoubtedly overseen a significant improvement during his time in charge.

However, with suggestions that neither party are keen on making it a permanent role, Chelsea have been forced to consider their other options and Conte has been amongst the front runners.

With his contract with the Azzurri set to expire this summer, Tavecchio has opened the door for a move elsewhere for the 46-year-old having previously insisted that he was adamant about getting an extension agreed to.

“As far as I am concerned for the moment Conte will remain with the Nazionale and work with great desire, showing his competence and effort,” Tavecchio told reporters, as noted by Football Italia.

“Let’s start thinking about doing well at Euro 2016, then we’ll see.”

It is a stark change from the Italian’s previous stance on the situation, as he had consistently insisted that a new deal would be on the table for Conte after the tournament and that he was confident that they would be able to reach an agreement.

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