Antonio Conte wants Southampton striker Graziano Pelle to join him at Chelsea.
The striker has one year remaining on his contract at St Mary’s and he is still yet to pen an extension.
A return to Italy looked on the cards this summer and the likes of Lazio had expressed an interest.
However, according to Sky Italia, Conte wants Pelle to join him at Stamford Bridge as he begins his reign at Chelsea.
The pair worked together at Euro 2016 as Italy reached the quarter-finals before losing to Germany on penalties.
Pelle was Conte’s first-choice striker for the national team and now the Italian manager wants to make him part of his new look forward line a Chelsea.