Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher was full of praise for Antonio Conte after Italy battled past Spain to reach the Last 8 of the Euro 2016 Championship.
The 38-year-old said he is looking forward to watching the Blues play next season.
The Italians have impressed so far in the competition as they beat Belgium and Spain with the same scoreline to secure a Last 8 encounter against Germany.
"Looking forward to Conte coming to the Premier League," Carragher wrote on Twitter.
"I may like a Chelsea manager for the first time!!!".
Meanwhile, Conte was full of praise for his players after victory over Spain.
"Right from the outset since I took over I have said that the only route forward to achieve a semblance of success is to try and be a like a club team," he said.
"We can't simply be a group of players. There is no point in hiding it, this is not the rosiest period for Italy in terms of talent.
"Given the fact we can't fall back on a selection of good players we have to be a collective. I have battled for two years for people to understand this and we are a team.
"We have been working very intensively for a month now, tactically and physically, in a bid to surprise people and we have already succeeded on that."