Antonio Conte has reportedly sounded out Juventus defender, Leonardo Bonucci as a transfer target ahead of his move to Chelsea.

According to the Express, who quote Italian newspaper, Gazzetta dello Sport, Bonucci is a key summer transfer target for the incoming Chelsea boss.

Conte has reportedly agreed on a deal to take over from Guus Hiddink after Euro 2016, due to his commitments with the Italian national team.

The 28-year-old has been at Juventus since 2010 and has made over 180 appearances for the Turin side. During his time there, he has been a key part of the Juventus defence.

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He has won four Serie A medals, one Coppa Italia, and three Super Coppa Italia medals. He was also a key part of the team that made it all the way to the Champions League final against Barcelona under Massimo Allegri last season.

Having previously worked with Conte in Italy, it is no surprise to see Bonucci linked with a move to Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea will be on the hunt for a new defender with John Terry leaving the club at the end of the season.

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