Antonio Conte will attempt to sign Leonardo Bonucci for Chelsea

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Incoming Chelsea manager Antonio Conte will attempt to sign Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci this summer. 

This has been reported by The Sun, who claim that the revered boss will look to bring the Italian international to Stamford Bridge for £25 million. 

Conte, of course, was named as Chelsea's next manager on Monday and will replace temporary boss Guus Hiddink at the helm before the start of next season. 


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The experienced manager is currently in charge of the Italian national side and will lead his country to this summer's European Championships in France. 

The 46-year-old, who starred for Juventus throughout his playing career, also managed the club between 2011 and 2014. 

Juventus connection 

Unsurprisingly, then, he is well connected with the Turin outfit, which could lead him to pursuing Bonucci at the end of the season. 

The tough-tackling 28-year-old has racked up almost 200 league appearances for Juventus since 2010, while he has also played 55 games for his national side. 

Bonucci would add a great deal of experience at the back for Chelsea, who have struggled in the defensive department throughout the course of the campaign. 

The likes of Gary Cahill, John Terry and co. have failed to produce the goods on a consistent basis, while France international Kurt Zouma is currently sidelined with a long-term injury. 

Terry future 

The future of club captain Terry is one of debate, of course; the former England international is set to run out of his current contract at Stamford Bridge at the end of the season and looks likely to speak to Conte about his future. 

The Sun insists that Terry will stay in west London if he manages to convince Conte that he still has more to offer. At 35-years-old, Terry is approaching the final stages of his career, but he still appears to be an important member of the Chelsea squad. 

However, the same report from The Sun claims that Conte will attempt to sign Bonucci even if Terry stays on at the club. 

With the Conte era set to begin after Euro 2016, Chelsea fans will certainly be excited by the future and this summer may well prove an intriguing one for all involved. It appears that there could be a number of incomings and outgoings at Stamford Bridge. 

Chelsea fans: should Terry stay even if Bonucci signs? Have your say below! 

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