Report: Conte targeting Cavani and Icardi at Chelsea as part of striking overhaul

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If Antonio Conte takes over as Chelsea manager, it looks as if he will have a busy summer in the transfer market.

Antonio Conte would like to sign two high profile forwards when he takes over as Chelsea manager, according to a report in the London Evening Standard.

They have said that Paris Saint Germain's Edinson Cavani and Inter Milan's Mauro Icardi are both on Conte's radar as it looks increasingly likely that he will take over at Stamford Bridge after concluding his spell as Italy boss - which will come to an end after Euro 2016.

The Standard reports that Chelsea's players are preparing for the Italian to take over at the club, and one of the first issues he will have to resolve is up front, which could be made more urgent as Diego Costa is being linked with a return to Atletico Madrid in the summer as he is unsettled, and has been upset by treatment from the media, as well as footballing authorities.

The report also states that Loic Remy will be sold in the summer and that Radamel Falcao's time at the club will end with him returning to Monaco once his loan expires.

It seems that he won't stop there as Paul Pogba - who Conte worked with during his time as Juventus manager - is also on his radar, along with Miralem Pjanic and Radja Nainggolan. The latter two names have also been reported as on Conte's wishlist by The Times

Though there may be rumours of other managers potentially taking over at the current Premier League champions, it seems as though they are preparing for life with Conte - and given the vast amount of names linked already, it seems there are going to be a lot of changes at the club. 

All of the names mentioned will be familiar to the Italy boss given that all but one of the players mentioned ply their trade in Serie A - with the other, Cavani, having been a feared marksman with Napoli prior to his move to Paris.

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