Antonio Conte may have bested Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United at the end of the week but the Chelsea director still wants to add to his side. He has two major transfer targets when the January window opens in seven and a half weeks.
It’s around 10 weeks since the transfer window ‘slammed shut’ with Jim White displaying the closing ceremony by wrapping his yellow tie over the window and cutting it with some scissors, or something to that effect.
That implies that we’re roughly part of the way through the period where there are no actual transfers, which, if I’m being honest, is most likely my most loved part of the season in light of the fact that the transfer window is simply damnation.
Chelsea has had an up and down start to the season, however, the Blues prevail upon Manchester United a weekend ago implies that they are only one point behind second place United and third place Spurs in fourth.
However, regardless of that close grand position Antonio Conte has kept on cutting a frustrated figure in the Stamford Bridge dugout and is apparently troubled at the clubs enrollment in the summer so it’s no big surprise he’s looking at up mid-season moves.
As indicated by the Mirror, the Italian is wanting to at long last pull of a move for Ross Barkley from Everton, in the wake of failing in August, while Christian Benteke is top of his list for a backup striker.
Barkley was very nearly marking for Chelsea in the late spring and pulled out of the move, at last, choosing to remain at Everton for the present, with his injury as yet keeping him out of the activity.
The midfielder will likely be focused by Spurs with Mauricio Pochettino likewise keen on the Englishman.
Spurs are additionally the reason that Conte requires a backup striker. The side utilizing Wembley as their current home nipped in front of their London adversaries to sign previous Swansea City striker Fernando Llorente.
The previous Italy manager keeps on being unconvinced by his current backup striker Michy Batshuayi and truly needs to add to his striking department.