Midfielder waiting for Antonio Conte to make Chelsea transfer bid, claims insider
Emanuele Giaccherini is waiting for Chelsea to make a bid to sign him this summer, says Emanuele Giulianelli
Emanuele Giaccherini is waiting for Chelsea to make a transfer bid to sign him this summer, according to Italian journalist Emanuele Giulianelli.
The Blues completed their first signing of the summer transfer window on Sunday by securing the services of Michy Batshuayi from Marseille on a five-year contract.
Antonio Conte is now preparing to officially take charge at Chelsea after his Italy side were dumped out of Euro 2016 by Germany at the weekend.
And Italian journalist Giulianelli is claiming that Giaccherini – who spent last season on loan to Bologna from Sunderland – is waiting for a transfer bid from Chelsea this summer.
He goes on to say that the 31-year-old Italy international would consider Serie A side Torino to be his second choice of destination behind the Blues.
#SAFC Giaccherini is waiting for Chelsea to offer. If Blues won't place a bid for him, Torino will be the first option.
— Emanuele Giulianelli (@EmaGiulianelli) July 5, 2016
Conte has been tasked with guiding Chelsea back to the top of English football after their disastrous season last term left them 10th in the Premier League and caused them to miss out on a place in Europe next term.