Barcelona identify shock candidate to replace Luis Enrique
Antonio Conte is wanted by Barcelona to replace the outgoing Luis Enrique this summer, per Metro.
Conte, who left his post as Italy boss to take over at Stamford Bridge following Euro 2016, has impressed in England and is set to deliver a Premier League title in his debut season.
His work has not gone unnoticed, with the Blaugrana keeping an eye on him as they look to replace their boss of three years this summer.
It appears they are approaching a period of transition by bringing in someone with no connection to the club or its philosophy, which they have not done for a long time.
Conte himself has attempted to distance himself from reports he will leave Stamford Bridge in the past, with Inter also said to be keen to lure him back to his homeland.
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But he has also said recently that his heart remains in Italy, which could not only prove a blow to Chelsea but Barcelona too. If he does go, the Blues are keen to bring in former Russia boss Leonid Slutsky, according to the Metro,