Chelsea, Updated: May 05, 2016 2:47 AM
Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic could be heading for the exit door with Juventus reported to be closing in on a move.
Matic has struggled for form this season and with new boss Antonio Conte set to take charge after Euro 2016, it is thought he does not figure in the Italian’s plans.
Conte is looking to freshen up the Blues squad and has put a new defensive midfielder high on his wanted list with Leicester City’s N’Golo Kante among the players to be linked.
Chelsea are ready to meet the Â£19.7million release clause in the player’s contract and double his wages in an effort to fight off rivals Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain.
It would signal the end for Matic and reports in the Italian press have claimed that Juve have been talking to Chelsea officials for the last week as they attempt to hammer out a deal.