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And whilst Chelsea fans and players alike will be focusing on enjoying this achievement, and preparing for the FA Cup final in hopes of bringing home a double, some people are already looking ahead to next season.
It is no secret Chelsea will need to bring in new faces in order to cope with the added stresses of European football, and many have been speculating who Conte could bring in.
Several big names have already been linked with a move to the Stamford Bridge and today’s edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport reveals the transfer plans of the newly crowned champions.
UNTOUCHABLES – The Italian paper claims there are six players Conte does not want to sell, under any circumstances: Eden Hazard, N’Golo Kante, Cesar Azpilicueta, Pedro, Courtois and Victor Moses.
DEFENCE – The paper claims that in terms of additions for the back line, Conte hopes to persuade Bonucci to move to Stamford Bridge. The Italian defender is widely considered as one of the best and most consistent centre-backs in the world and Conte is a long time admirer of the 30-year-old. Romas’s Antonio Rudiger and Southampton’s Virgil Van Dijk are also on Chelsea’s radars whilst Celtic starlet Kieran Tiereney, 19, could become the back-up of Marcos Alonso on the left side.
MIDFIELD – The dream remains Radja Nainggolan, who is pretty similar to one of Conte’s favourites midfielders: Arturo Vidal. Monaco’s Tiemoue Bakayoko is the alternative. The Frenchman is also chased by Manchester United.
ATTACK – Alvaro Morata is believed to be the striker on top of Conte’s shopping list. The Spaniard is reported to be Conte’s favoured choice ahead of both Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez – reportedly because Conte feels Lukaku will cost an amount he does not feel he is worth, and because although he admires Sanchez, he believes Arsenal simply will not sell to Chelsea.