Antonio Conte to inform Chelsea of his plans to sign two midfield heavyweights

In recent weeks, Antonio Conte has emerged as the clear favourite to take charge of Chelsea in summer.

As other candidates have dropped out of the race, more and more media outlets have claimed that the current Italy manager will replace Guus Hiddink at Stamford Bridge during the summer.

Goal.com understands that the Italian is set to agree on a three-year deal with the Blues, worth £6.5 million per year. The report states that Conte will hold further talks with Chelsea officials in Monte Carlo in the coming week.

According to the report, he is set to convey the names of the transfer targets that he wants the West London club to pursue in the summer.

Conte wants the Blues to sign AS Roma midfield enforcer Radja Nainggolan and Bayern Munich’s midfielder Arturo Vidal in the transfer window.

When he was in charge of Juventus, Conte signed Vidal from Bayer Leverkusen in 2011 and made him the pivot his highly-successful team. He also plans to recall Juan Cuadrado from his loan spell at Juventus at the end of the season.

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