Antonio Candreva’s agent provides Chelsea transfer update

Antonio Candreva's agent offers Chelsea encouragement in the race to sign the Italy international

Antonio Candreva is open to the idea of a move to the Premier League in the summer transfer window, according to the Lazio midfielder’s agent.

The Italy international played an important part in the Azzurri’s run to the Euro 2016 quarter-finals as Antonio Conte’s side managed to upset the odds and beat Belgium and Spain in France.

The Italy head coach has since taken over the reins of Chelsea, and unsurprisingly, Conte has been linked with a move for a number of members of his Azzurri squad.

Candreva is thought to be a target for the Blues after having impressed for Italy and Lazio in recent years, with a proposed move to Serie A rivals Napoli stalling earlier this month.

And the Lazio winger’s agent, Federico Pastorello, has opened the door to a potential move away from the Italian capital after confirming that his client would be interested in a move to England.

“If he leaves, he’ll leave with a smile,” Pastorello told Tele Radio Stereo – as quoted by Goal.

“As for where, I don’t like to speak outside of the official venues, but Antonio will obviously consider offers from abroad, for his life experience as well as his professional one.

“All the champions want to go to England.”

Candreva scored 10 goals and made three assists in 30 Serie A appearances in the 2015/16 campaign.

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Chelsea finished in tenth place in the Premier League table last season after a disappointing defence of their top-flight crown.

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