Chelsea turn to 30-year-old after Liverpool win race to sign star – report

Chelsea have stepped up their interest in signing Leonardo Bonucci from Juventus this summer, say reports

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte Photo: The Sport Review

Chelsea are set to switch their attentions towards signing Leonardo Bonucci from Juventus this summer after Liverpool won the race to land Virgil van Dijk, according to reports.

The Evening Standard is reporting that the Blues have been forced to switch their focus to landing Italy defender Bonucci this summer.

The same report claims that Chelsea have been forced to assess their other options for defensive transfer targets this summer because Liverpool look to have won the race to sign the in-demand Van Dijk from Southampton in a deal said to be worth £60m and £200,000 a week in wages.

Chelsea are on the lookout for defensive reinforcements following John Terry’s decision to leave the club at the end of last season.

The story also says that Roma defender Antonio Rudiger is another option for the Blues should they fail to tempt Bonucci to Stamford Bridge this summer.

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Antonio Conte is looking to bolster his squad as he prepares his team for a return to the Champions League next season and gets them ready to fight on four fronts.

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