Massimiliano Allegri has been backed to join Chelsea this summer by his former coach, Giovanni Galeone.

According to the Evening Standard, the 75-year-old told Italian radio station, Radio Radio that the deal would make sense for the Juventus boss.

Galeone said:

I think Max will go to Chelsea and will do very well, Allegri is doing incredible things, even if the club failed to buy the players he requested last summer: from Mario Gotze, to Isco.

Allegri has become one of the favourites to take over from Guus Hiddink next season after a possible deal to bring Diego Simeone to Stamford Bridge looks to be fading into the background.

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He went on to add:

He will leave Italy, and I see him going to England because the deal Roman Abramovich has offered is really fantastic. As one of the five best coaches in the world, he has to leave Juventus, it makes no sense for him to stay in Italy.

The Juventus manager won Serie A and the Coppa Italia, as well as guiding the Italian giants to the Champions League final in his first season at the club.

Various reports have also suggested that the former AC Milan manager is already working on his English ahead of a possible move to Stamford Bridge.

Other names being linked with the Chelsea job are Manchester City’s Manuel Pellegrini and Antonio Conte.