Antonio Conte has been given the green light to sign Inter Milan midfielder Antonio Candreva.

Inter are ready to sell for £25m with the Italy star keen on a switch to Chelsea to team up with Conte.

Chelsea are desperate to bolster their squad with Candreva on their hit list, having already made a £15m move for Leicester's Danny Drinkwater.

Drinkwater is desperate to move to Chelsea and a minor thigh injury has meant he has not been in contention while his future is resolved.

Leicester have quoted £40m for the title winner while Chelsea also want Southampton's Virgil van Dijk.