Rangers interested in Law deal
Tue, 05 Mar 2013 15:49:00
Juventus boss Antonio Conte has welcomed speculation regarding a possible summer move to Chelsea, saying it is a good thing for both himself and his club.
The 43-year-old is rumoured to be among the candidates to replace Rafa Benitez in the Stamford Bridge hotseat at the end of the season.
Benitez, who was an unpopular choice of boss among sections of the club's support, confirmed last week in a stormy press conference that he intends to leave when his short term contract expires in the summer.
Conte, meanwhile, has established himself as one of Europe's leading coaches after guiding Juve to the Serie A title without losing a game last season.
The Turin giants are looking good to retain the trophy as they currently sit six points clear at the summit. They also hold a 3-1 advantage going into the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie against Celtic at the Juventus Stadium on Wednesday.
Speaking at a press conference ahead of that game Conte responded positively to questions regarding a possible move to the Premier League.
"My future? It is normal for some rumours to delight you, when you work well others notice it," said the former Siena and Atalanta boss.
"We are doing well as a group both in Italy and abroad and we have to continue like this."
Conte also confirmed that striker Nicklas Bendtner may face disciplinary action after he was arrested for drink driving back in his native Denmark last weekend.
The on-loan Arsenal striker has already been given a six month ban by the Danish FA following the incident in Copenhagen on Sunday and he may well face further sanctions from Juve.
"The club will examine the issue and will take necessary measures," added Conte.
It is understood Rangers are now lining up a move for Law as they are targeting a number of free transfers.
The Gers are under a transfer embargo until September 1st - meaning they cannot sign players until after that date - so any potential signings would need to be free agents as the transfer deadline will be closed.
They can offer terms of employment to players who are due to be out-of-contract, such as Law.
The former Rotherham ace has impressed north of the Border since joining Motherwell in 2011 and could now get the chance to move to Ibrox.
Rangers are being linked with a host of these types of deals, with Cammy Bell, Murray Davidson, Andy Halliday, Jon Daly and Chris Humphrey all believed to be in their sights.