New Chelsea coach Antonio Conte 'interested' in Roma's Miralem Pjanic

Paul Pogba (R) of Juventus competes with Miralem Pjanic of Roma
Image: Miralem Pjanic (left) competes with Juventus' Paul Pogba

Antonio Conte is interested in signing Roma star Miralem Pjanic for Chelsea, according to Sky sources.

Newspaper reports claimed the Bosnia-Herzegovina international had flown to London on Tuesday to discuss a move to Stamford Bridge, but Sky in Italy said he was only on holiday in England.

The 26-year-old, who has been linked with a host of Premier League clubs, reportedly has a buy-out clause of over £30m in his Roma contract.

Who is Pjanic?

Who is Pjanic?

Sky Sports takes a look at the Roma midfielder...

Pjanic has scored 12 goals in 43 games this season for Roma, who lie third in the Serie A table after last weekend's 4-1 win in the derby against Lazio.

The midfielder has been plying his trade at Roma since 2011 after moving from Lyon.

Bosnia-Herzegovina's midfielder Miralem Pjanic (L) kicks the ball to score the second goal during the friendly football match against Switzerland
Image: Pjanic (left) scores from a free-kick for Bosnia-Herzegovina

He has scored 11 goals in 67 games for Bosnia-Herzegovina, who were defeated by the Republic of Ireland in a European Championship play-off in November.

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Italy boss Conte signed a three-year deal with the Blues on Monday and will take charge of the club after this summer's European Championship in France.

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