Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has revealed he recently had a private conversation with new manager Antonio Conte.
The Spaniard is unhappy at the club and wants to make a return to the Spanish Liga according to recent reports.
But he was full of praise for the 46-year-old ahead of Monday's Euro 2016 game between Spain and Italy.
"He is a great coach and a winner," he told Gazzetta World.
"He told me what he wants to do at Chelsea but that will remain private.
"I really want to work with him but I want him to focus on Chelsea as quickly as possible.
"I hope that will start on Tuesday.
"I liked his Juventus side and I had watched them win, though I didn't tune in every week.
"I've watched more of them recently and he's also done a great job with the national team."