Antonio Conte could be about to help fund Chelsea’s lavish transfer spending by raiding his former club’s squad.
The Blues have made major moves in the transfer window so far by signing the likes of Timo Werner, Ben Chilwell and Thiago Silva. However, Frank Lampard isn’t finished splurging and is still eyeing up other potential targets.
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Conte could be about to aid this by making a triple swoop from his old club, according to the Daily Express.
The report claims that N’Golo Kante is one of Inter Milan’s top priorities, but Chelsea are demanding a mammoth £80m before they let the Frenchman leave. Despite the fact that Lampard doesn’t see room for Kante in his future plans, the club aren’t budging on their asking price.
Conte’s interest doesn’t stop there either – the Italian is also interested in snapping up Emerson Palmieri and Olivier Giroud, who could both turn out to be surplus personnel once the new Premier League season starts.
Emerson has been linked with a move away from west London but Giroud’s place could also be under threat. With both Werner and Tammy Abraham in the picture, the 33-year-old could used as a pawn in Lampard’s transfer game.
Chelsea have outlined the urgency to recruit a replacement for Kepa Arrizabalaga, who has lost the faith of the manager. A centre-back is also a priority, according to a recent report from the Daily Star.
Declan Rice is among the names heavily linked with a Chelsea move, along with Kai Havertz. who will cost the Blues about £90m.
If Conte can find the funds to sign the Chelsea trio, he could provide his former club with a mountain of cash, which could further fuel an already spendthrift transfer window for Lampard.
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