Chelsea are considering a double swoop to sign the Italy star duo of Antonio Candreva and Leonardo Bonucci as the incoming manager Antonio Conte is set to bolster the Blues' squad for the 2016/17 season. He is with the Azzurri for the ongoing European championship and will take over the Stamford Bridge job after Italy's Euro 2016 campaign in France.
According to The Sun, the ex-Serie A boss has informed the west London club that he wants his compatriots at Chelsea. The Blues are preparing a £57m (83.6m) bid in their efforts to bring the Italian internationals to the club this summer.
Candreva and Bonucci are on international duty with Italy and featured in both their matches against Belgium and Sweden. The Azzurri have won both the fixtures and are yet to concede a goal so far in the tournament.
Juventus defender Bonucci is one of the key players in Italy's defence. Conte prefers to play a three-man defence and has set his sights on taking his former player to Chelsea. The Italian boss believes the 29-year-old centre-back can play alongside Kurt Zouma and Gary Cahill for the next season.
The Blues are willing to offer him a three-year deal, which will see him earn £130,000 a week ($190,639 per week) and Bouncci has accepted their offer.
The Serie A winners value their defender around £32m (46.9m) and the Premier League side are willing to meet Juventus' asking price.
Candreva is currently with Lazio and his contract with his current employers runs down in 2019. He has set his sights on joining Roberto Mancini at Inter Milan. However, Chelsea remain hopeful they can beat the San Siro outfit for the attacker's signature in order to bring him to England.
Candreva can play either on the wings or in the centre and is valued around £25m ($36.7m). He has been a regular inclusion for Italy after Conte took charge and the latter wants to bring him and Bounucci to Stamford Bridge this summer.