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Prospective Chelsea boss eyes double swoop for Roma stars

With speculation continuing to suggest Antonio Conte will take charge at Chelsea this summer, the Italian is reportedly drawing up plans for the transfer window.

The current Italy boss will see his contract with the FIGC expire after Euro 2016, and talk has continued to suggest that he will not sign a renewal and instead move to Stamford Bridge.

While there has yet to be any official confirmation from the parties involved over the situation, Conte has reportedly started to put together a transfer shortlist which includes several Serie A stars.

According to reports in England, the Italian tactician will sign a three-year deal with the Blues worth €23m, and The Times have claimed that Miralem Pjanic and Radja Nainggolan are amongst his top targets, as noted by Football Italia.

The Roma duo have played influential roles for the club in recent years, with Pjanic scoring nine goals and creating eight in 24 Serie A appearances so far this season.

Meanwhile, Nainggolan’s combative presence in midfield is a crucial part of the side’s balance, and the Belgian international would arguably be a perfect fit for the Premier League.

Whether or not there is truth in the rumours is unclear, but it certainly suggests that Chelsea will be looking to bolster their squad in the summer with several key players currently at the club potentially having to look over their shoulder.

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