In-coming Chelsea coach, Antonio Conte has reportedly reached an agreement to sign Ghana midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah from Italian giants Juventus.
This comes after the revelation the Blues coach for next season has made the talented Ghanaian midfielder his first target when he takes over.
According to reports from Daily Star, a deal has already been reached with the Serie A side to sell the Ghanaian player to Chelsea.
It is not certain how much Chelsea would pay to Juventus for Asamoah to complete his move to England but it is rumoured to be around £25m.
The incoming Blues boss has set about drawing up a list of transfer targets ahead of his arrival this summer. The Italian is up for a reunion with the Ghanaian in London.
Previous but recent reports revealed that former Juventus coach and incoming coach of Chelsea Antonio Conte, is making plans to bring Ghana’s international, Kwadwo Asamoah with him to Chelsea. Conte has signed a three-year contract to take charge of English club Chelsea after UEFA Euro 2016.
27 year-old Kwadwo Asamoah had done tremendously well under the former Juventus coach two seasons ago, and will love to work with the man that bought him from Italian club, Udinese. He is said to have scored five goals in 105 appearances for Juventus since joining the Italian Champions in 2012. These are obvious reasons why is a target for his former Coach Antonio Conte, who happens to be the next Chelsea coach.
It was also revealed that Conte is interested in signing Antonio Rudiger in addition to Kwadwo Asamoah’s move to Stamford Bridge.
Kwadwo has struggled with series of injuries for most part of the year 2015. Consequently, his games were limited for the Serie A club this season. However, he is beginning to find consistency again.
Kwadwo Asamoah international career began in 2008 when he joined Udinese. His outstanding performance and skills had brought about his transfer to Juventus in 2012. There, he played a key role in helping the club earn four consecutive Serie A titles. He has represented Ghana in four Africa Cup of Nations tournaments, and two FIFA World Cups. He was awarded CAF Most Promising African Player in 2010 and named Ghana Player of the Year twice, for 2012 and 2013 consecutively.
Kwadwo Asamoah was also ranked the 27th best footballer in the world by Bloomberg In 2013.