Chelsea FC are looking to complete a €25m deal to sign Uruguay Midfielder Matias Vecino from Inter Milan, according to a report in Italy.
Italian media outlet Calcio Mercato, as quoted by Sporting Witness, is reporting that the Blues are looking to make the Uruguay international one of his first summer signings.
The same article states that imminent Chelsea FC boss Maurizio Sarri has indentified Vecino as a target to improve the Blues Midfield ahead of the new Premier League campaign.
According to the same story, the west London side would be required to pay a transfer fee in the region of €25m (£22m) to sign the Uruguayan defender.
Chelsea FC finished in fifth spot in the Premier League table last season to miss out on Champions League football for the second time in three seasons.
Italian head coach Antonio Conte did lead the Blues to Premier League title glory in his first season in charge after the west London side finished seven points clear at the top of the table.
However, Chelsea FC ended up in fifth spot last term but Conte’s side ended the campaign on a positive note with a 1-0 win over Manchester United in the FA Cup final at Wembley.
Conte sends message to Chelsea FC squad about pre-season despite imminent exit – report
Antonio Conte has sent a message to members of the Chelsea FC squad in an attempt to organise pre-season training, according to a report in England.
The Times, as quoted by Metro, is reporting that Conte is attempting to arrange the Chelsea FC team’s return to training ahead of the new Premier League campaign.
The same article goes on to state that the Italian is set to be axed in the coming weeks as the Blues look to complete the appointment of Maurizio Sarri.
According to the same story, the west London side are ready to pay off Conte for the final year of his contract after giving up on the possibility of the Italian coach standing down.
Conte’s latest move could be seen as a power move following his strained relationship with the Chelsea FC board over the past 12 months.
The former Juventus boss led Chelsea FC to Premier League title glory in his first season in charge of the west London side in 2016-17.
However, the Blues finished outside the top four last term to miss out on Champions League football despite winning the FA Cup thanks to a 1-0 win over Manchester United in the final.