Chelsea eyeing triple-raid on Juventus

Blues want to sign Paul Pogba and Leonardo Bonucci, as well as recall Juan Cuadrado

Chelsea are eyeing a triple-raid on Serie A champions Juventus as they continue to prepare for life under Antonio Conte.

The Italy boss is heavily expected to be announced as the new Chelsea manager by the end of the month, which could see him raid one of his former clubs.

According to reports in Italy, Conte is ready to raid Juve for three of their first-team players, which include Paul Pogba, Leonardo Bonucci and also Juan Cuadrado.

It’s been reported that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich will give Conte a treasure chest of £150million to spend over the summer, and the Italian wants to use the majority of that on a raid of The Old Lady.

It’s well documented that the Blues want to sign Pogba, after they came very close to landing him over the summer. However, as well as the Frenchman, they will also look to sign centre-back Bonucci and will also give Cuadrado a second chance to impress at Stamford Bridge.

The Colombian arrived at Chelsea in January from Fiorentina, but failed to impress Jose Mourinho and was sent out on loan almost immediately.

Expensive Raid

Reports in Italy are claiming that it could cost Chelsea over £100m just to land Pogba and Bonucci, with the midfielder having a £77m price-tag on his head, and the defender having a £40m valuation.

A potential stumbling block for the Premier League side may be the fact they might not having Champions League football to offer next season.

Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt

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