Antonio Conte may be taking over the reigns at Chelsea after the Euros but it seems that the Italian manager is already making his moves with respect to the next season.

There are reports stating that the current Italy national team manager is in contact with the agent of Roma defender Manolas. Manolas has been impressive for Roma after joining the Italian club in 2014.

Conte allegedly meets with Manolas' agent ahead of joining up with Chelsea
Conte wants to improve the defensive department of Chelsea and has identified Manolas as one of his key targets. It was earlier reported that Conte was very much interested in bringing Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci to London but it seems a recent injury to the defender has made Conte look for other options.

However, Manolas has also been tracked by Chelsea's London rivals Arsenal and it seems that the Italian wants his agent to consider the move to West London rather than North London.

The signing of Manolas can be the end of John Terry's spell, at the club, who was asked to wait with respect to a new contract, after the arrival of the new manager.