Antonio Conte ready to make 22-year-old Chelsea’s first summer signing – report

Antonio Conte is confident of signing Domenico Bernardi from Sassuolo for Chelsea this summer, say reports

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Chelsea boss Antonio Conte Photo: Screengrab

Antonio Conte is confident of signing Domenico Bernardi from Sassuolo in a £20m deal for Chelsea this summer, according to reports in the British media.

The Daily Mirror are claiming that Conte is keen to bring the midfielder to Stamford Bridge in the summer as the Italian prepares his squad for a return to the Champions League next season.

Chelsea are on the verge of being crowned champions and are likely to need reinforcements when the transfer window reopens as the Blues look to challenge on four fronts next season.

The report states that Conte sees Bernardi as the “perfect supplement” to his Chelsea squad ahead of his second season in charge at Stamford Bridge.

It also claims that Conte is confident of being able to convince Bernardi to join him at Chelsea in the summer.

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Chelsea will be crowned Premier League champions if they beat West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns on Friday night.

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