Chelsea want Roma sporting director Walter Sabatini to work alongside incoming boss Antonio Conte

Chelsea have sounded out Roma sporting director Walter Sabatini about joining them in the summer.

The Blues are currently closing in on Italy boss Antonio Conte as they prepare for life after Jose Mourinho.

A major overhaul is expected this summer and the club have been linked with a host of big name signings.

However, as well as splashing the cash on new players, Chelsea are also looking to bolster their backroom staff.

And, according to Calciomercato, Roma director Sabatini is at the top of Roman Abramovich’s shopping list.

The 60-year-old is reportedly a close friend of Conte’s and the pair are keen to work together at Stamford Bridge.

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