Chelsea see £25.75m bid rejected for winger


Antonio Conte must be reluctant to change his winning formula at Chelsea.

With the Blues nine points clear at the top of the Premier League, there’s really no need for the manager – still in his first season in charge – to tweak his squad too much.

The club made a massive profit from the sale of Oscar to Shanghai SIPG, so they would have been able to spend had they wanted to.

Yet, by and large, it seems they weren’t overly interested.


One player who did attract their attention was Inter Milan’s Antonio Candreva, but according to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the San Siro outfit insisted he was “unsellable” – even after an offer came in around the £25.75million mark.

The 29-year-old knows Conte from the Italian national side and he initially wanted to sign him last summer when the versatile winger was still with Lazio.

Oscar’s departure has opened the door for a new signing on the wings, but if it’s to be Candreva, Chelsea will now have to try and talk Inter round in six months’ time.

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