Date: 28th April 2017 at 12:47pm
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According to one leading tabloid publication, Chelsea are closing in on a deal to bring a player from Antonio Conte`s former club, Juventus, to Stamford Bridge.

The good folk of The Sun are reporting that the club are closing in on a deal to sign Claudio Marchisio.

Marchisio, now 31-years-of-age, is a midfielder who has spent his entire career playing for the Turin based club.

However, this season has seen the player used mostly as a substitute, giving reason to believe that a move could be on the cards.

According to our source, Chelsea have had an initial bid turned down, a bid said to be of the magnitude of £17 million.

However, our source suggests a deal could happen this summer.

Mini Fact File – Claudio Marchisio

Full Name – Claudio Marchisio

Date of Birth – 19 January 1986

Place of Birth – Turin, Italy

Height – Five feet eleven inches

Position – Midfielder

Current Club – Juventus

Youth Career – Juventus

Previous Clubs – Juventus, Empoli (loan)

International Career – Italy U21, Italy

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