Chelsea step up chase of two targets in bid to appease Conte


Chelsea will ramp up their efforts to bring in new recruits in a bid to appease manager Antonio Conte, reports the Guardian.

The Italian is thought to have grown frustrated at the Blues’ lack of early activity in the transfer window, with several of their Premier League rivals having already made major signings.

Victor Lindelof has joined Manchester United from Benfica, while City have added Bernardo Silva and Ederson to their ranks.

Chelsea have been surprisingly quiet, but that could change as they now step up their pursuit of two targets in particular.


Roman Abramovich will sanction an improved bid for Juventus’ Alex Sandro, while the club will seek progress in their negotiations with Monaco over Tiemoué Bakayoko.

As much as £55million could be offered for Sandro, and that would make him Chelsea’s most expensive signing of all time. The Brazil international is seen as an upgrade on Marcos Alonso, while Bakayoko’s arrival could put Nemanja Matic’s future in doubt.

The announcement of any new signings may well be delayed until July 1, when the club formally begins its kit deal with Nike.

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