Antonio Conte is having a wonderful time with Italy at Euro 2016, but has to have thoughts of Chelsea in the back of his mind.
The former Juventus manager will take over at Stamford Bridge when his national duties are over and must already be contemplating his recruitment policy.
According to The Daily Mail, Axel Witsel is the latest player to attract the attention of the Blues and could be set to join his compatriots Thibaut Courtois and Eden Hazard in west London.
Belgians seem to be the flavour of the month at Chelsea currently, with the club also linked with Radja Nainggolan and Romelu Lukaku.
Looking at Euro 2016, this approach seems to be a wise move for the Londoners and makes their chances of coming good on their 7/1 odds of winning the Premier League title much more favourable.
The Red Devils demolished Hungary 4-0 in the round of 16, with all the players mentioned starting that encounter.
Lukaku and Hazard both scored, while the winger was unquestionably the man of the match and made everyone around him look better as a result.
Furthermore, all of the players we’re discussing racked up a pass success rate of at least 80% and look to collectively be finding their best form.
Bringing them all in at the same time may be expensive, but it would ensure that Conte gets a unit that is coming together nicely that have already proven that they can work well together, nullifying the worry of a bedding in process.
The 46-year-old manager is currently having success with Italy on the back of starting a defensive quartet that are also domestic teammates, so should be open to this idea.
Gianluigi Buffon, Giorgio Chiellini, Andrea Barzagli and Leonardo Bonucci all play for Juventus as well as the Azzurri, forming the backbone of a side that has only conceded one goal at Euro 2016.