Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio has emerged as a summer transfer target for Chelsea, according to La Domenica Sportiva.
Blues coach Antonio Conte would like to strengthen his midfield ahead of their expected return to European football, and is reportedly targeting the Italy international.
It has been claimed that Chelsea are preparing an offer for the 31-year-old, whose present contract with Juventus runs until the summer of 2020.
The 31-year-old has played under Conte during his spells with Juventus and with the Italian national team.
Marchisio, who has progressed through Juventus’ youth system, has so far amassed 354 appearances for the Italian giants, netting 36 times and providing 40 assists.
He has helped Juventus to five Serie A titles and two Coppa Italia trophies amongst other honours.
Marchisio also has 54 caps and five goals for Italy to his name.