As reported by the Telegraph, Antonio Conte has convinced Abramovich to invest Big in his Chelsea and is willing to bid more than £60 million to try to take Bonucci, who is widely considered the best central defender in the world, to Chelsea.

Also Juventus officials travelled to London this week, although it is unclear whether their visit had anything to do with Chelsea’s interest in Bonucci, who the Blues looked at in the summer.

Bonucci said during the European Championship in France this summer that: “Conte will be a big success in England, Chelsea are already a very good team and he will have them challenging both in England and in Europe. “He is the boss, and if you listen to him and show him respect, you will see he is one of the best bosses in the game. The players in the Italy team nicknamed him The Godfather. That means when he talks, you listen. You do what he says and you don’t argue. Players want to listen, though.”