Antonio Conte wants Andrea Pirlo to replace Steve Holland on his coaching staff this summer, according to former Chelsea midfielder Ray Wilkins.

The Blues boss is losing his assistant first-team coach at the end of season after Holland agreed a deal to join Gareth Southgate's England setup.

Pirlo, who is still playing for New York City at the age of 37, was pictured watching a session at Chelsea's Cobham training base in December.