Edinson Cavani's agent and brother admits he would rather see the Paris Saint-Germain striker join Antonio Conte at Chelsea this summer. Cavani, 29, has been frequently linked with moves to the Premier League despite joining the Ligue 1 giants in 2013.

The Uruguay international further fuelled talk of a summer switch when he told Fox Sports this week: "Honestly, it would be wrong if I said no [if he would consider a move to England]. It is one of the most beautiful and important leagues in the world.

"When as a player you have dreamed of playing at the highest level, it is normal that it gets your attention to be linked as a target to important clubs in the world."

According to Tuttosport, Manchester United were one of the clubs weighing up an offer for the striker during the January transfer window and were reportedly ready to bid €64m (£49.1m, $70m) for his services. Juventus meanwhile remain linked with a move to bring the striker back to Serie A.

The Daily Mail have suggested however that Conte, who is expected to be named the new Chelsea manager, is keen to bring the former Palermo and Napoli striker to Stamford Bridge as one of his first major signings at the club.

Cavani's brother and agent Fernando Guglielmone has also weighed in on the striker's future in an interview with Tuttosport. When asked whether Cavani would rather work with current Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri, Conte or José Mourinho, who remains heavily with taking over at Manchester United, he responded: "They are three big coaches, but for Edy, I would prefer the attacking game of Conte or Allegri."

Conte, 54, announced on 14 March he will leave his role as Italy manager following Euro 2016, and is widely expected to be named Chelsea's next manager in the coming days. Already there is speculation as to who the former Juventus manager will look to add to his squad, the Daily Telegraph suggest he will look to his former player Leonardo Bonucci to fill the void expected to be left by John Terry.