Antonio Conte demands three key signings at Chelsea as Italian closes in on job

The Italy boss would depart his post after the Euros this summer and start work at Chelsea in the middle of July.

Conte is now the front-runner to replace Guus Hiddink, who was placed in interim charge in December after Jose Mourinho was sacked.

Massimiliano Allegri looks set to stay at Juventus while Diego Simeone is still in the running with Jorge Sampaoli.