Chelsea consider replacing Antonio Conte with Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri

Ross Barkley Chelsea

Chelsea are reportedly lining up Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri to replace Antonio Conte at Chelsea in the summer.

Problems with homesickness, complaints over the Blues' transfer policy have blighted his time at Stamford Bridge, but the former Juventus boss only knows one way to be.

Conte's reputation was enhanced by his success at Stamford Bridge last season before things started to unravel after he won the Premier League title.

The 48-year-old Conte, who became an overnight hero after winning the Premier League title in his first season in England, is contracted with the Blues for one more year and has been repeatedly linked with a move back to Italy. Whilst Conte's famous bark is now attracting the headlines for all the wrong reasons, his side sit sixteen points off top spot with hopes of retaining the trophy all but disappeared.

"It's the Chelsea shirt which makes managers nervous".

It was not clear whether the 54-year-old's response to being asked about why he did not celebrate his team's goals was in reference to himself, Conte or another Premier League manager.

Allegri has also lifted three consecutive Coppa Italia trophies and guided Juventus to two Champions League finals. This year, we will try again.

"He has the flawless platform to make a judgement given the fact that Conte won the title with the same players Mourinho accused of betraying him before he was sacked by Chelsea".

However, Juve have no intention of losing the Tuscan tactician this summer, and he's under contract until 2020. "The relationship that he has with us and we have with him is idyllic".

"You'll see, they'll meet and it will end up with tarallucci and wine", the Italian told Gazzetta dello Sport.

In response Conte has called Mourinho "a little man" and made the suggestion he is senile because the Manchester United manager has forgotten how animated he used to be earlier in his career.

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