Chelsea plot Italian international playmaker raid - reports

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Chelsea are being linked with a January raid on Parma for attacking midfielder Sebastian Giovinco.

The Blues will face competition for the player's signature though, with reports coming out of Turin suggesting Juventus are ready to go head-to-head with Andre Villas-Boas for the 24-year-old Italian international.

A complicated contract makes a move for the six-cap international potentially problematic, with the aforementioned Serie 'A' clubs holding 50% of the player's transfer rights after an original loan move at the Stadio Ennio Tardini was made permanent in the summer.

Giovinco began his career with the bianconeri, graduating through the club's academy ranks before making his debut at the end of the season in 2007.

However, loan spells at Empoli and Parma saw his time with the Old Lady first team limited, and a move to Franco Colomba's side has also led to recognition from Italy during their Euro 2012 qualifying campaign.

His form has alerted Chelsea over the player's availability, with Villas-Boas reportedly tracking the player during his time at Porto and now in England at Stamford Bridge.


Chelsea spent big in the summer, bringing a plethora of young talent to west London, particularly in the attacking areas with Juan Mata, Romelu Lukaku and Oriol Romeu added to the ranks.

Giovinco would fit the bill of rising young talent, although it's unclear how much Chelsea would need to pay to bring the player to the club.

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