Chelsea coach Antonio Conte wouldn’t be happy with the news that Juventus are are set to extend the deal of Italy international Leonardo Bonucci.

The Italian coach is reportedly keen on linking up with his former player at Juventus and at the international level. They both worked together at the Turin-based outfit and Conte was the coach of the Italian national side that participated in the Euro 2016, leading the team to the quarter finals.

Juventus are offering Bonucci the new deal in order to fend off interest from the Blues as they seem to have earmakred the defender as the next major acquisition to end the defensive woes of stamford Bridge. Bonucci would cost Chelsea as much as £50 million after the player impressed during the contiental tournament. He still has four years left on his current deal but the Serie A champions do not want to take chances.

Juventus will offer forward Paulo Dybala a new deal as well, reports say. Dybala grabbed a brace in the 2-1 win over Udinese and has attracted interests from different sides.

“The renewals of Dybala and Bonucci – they are two players that have long contracts. We are talking with them to see them [extend] again, because it is the players’ performance in the team, and because it is right to also adapt them according to the balance within the squad and their place in it,” the club’s CEO Giuseppe Marotta said.

Manchester City are the only major side that have been linked with a move for Bonucci. Local sides would likely be open to acquiring the talented defender, but they know Juventus will never sell a key asset to a direct competiton. City would be happy to get the 29-year old’s signature but Chelsea have the advantage if they can activate the buy-out clause.