Antonio Conte wants Martin Caceres reunion at Chelsea

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Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is reportedly interested in bringing Uruguayan central defender Martin Careers to Stamford Bridge on a short-term loan deal. 

Conte is keen to shore up his defense despite making an eye catching deadline day move for David Luiz, and is looking to reunite with 29-year-old Caceres, whom he coached at Juventus.

With John Terry reaching the end of his career and Kurt Zouma coming back from injury, it is certainly an area that Chelsea would have been concerned about, so reinforcements being targeted comes as no shock.


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Caceres is available on a free after being released by the Old Lady this summer, and would certainly represent good value as back up in Chelsea's squad. 

The Uruguayan brings a wealth of experience in European and international football, and if the medical side of things is all clear, it looks as though he could be on his way to London very shortly.

However, that is no given as persistent injuries have plagued him during his time in Turin and played a big part in his release from the club following the conclusion of the past season. 

England fans might remember Caceres turning out for Uruguay in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, and if he joins, he would become just the second Uruguayan to turn out for the Blues after Gus Poyet.

The move should not come as a complete surprise, as Conte has failed to lure a number of targets to west London already, including another former player of his, Leonardo Bonucci.

Offers for Napoli man Kalidou Koulibaly and AC Milan's youngster Alessio Romagnoli were also rebuffed during the transfer window, and the Italian manager is clearly desperate to add to his defensive ranks. 

Caceres played just nine games in all competitions for Juventus last season and was left out of his national team's squad for this summer's Copa America due to an achilles problem that hampered the second half of his 2016 season. 

It could be argued that Conte could have looked to one of his younger players that have been shipped out on loan to fill a defensive role, but the Italian looks to be set on bringing in a player he knows well in Caceres. 

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