Italy star eager to make ‘dream’ Chelsea move

Date published: Monday 20th June 2016 1:33 - Mark Scott

Emanuele Giaccherini: Wants to join Conte at Chelsea

Emanuele Giaccherini’s agent has said his client would love to seal a summer switch to Chelsea after impressing for Italy at Euro 2016.

The 31-year-old is heading into the final year of his contract at Sunderland and having been shipped out to Bologna last season, his days look set to be numbered at the Stadium of Light.

Giaccherini has shown in France that he is comfortable operating in a 3-5-2 system for Italy, which Antonio Conte could also implement when he takes full charge of Chelsea in the coming weeks.

Agent Furio Valcareggi talked up Giaccherini’s ability in a recent interview and said Conte is a keen admirer of the wing-back. He also reminded potential suitors that he would not command a big transfer fee this summer.

“Giaccherini is a player that played 80 percent of the games for Juventus in a midfield with Paul Pogba, Andrea Pirlo, Arturo Vidal and Claudio Marchisio,” Valcareggi told Sport Italia.

“Conte likes him a lot and Chelsea would be a dream. It’s still too early to talk about his future. After the Euros, whoever wants to buy him will not have to pay a high fee to Sunderland.”

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