Though the opening part of the summer break proved to be a relatively slow period for the Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern, they’ve been delighted of late.
Alvaro Morata has joined the likes of Antonio Rudiger, Willy Cabellero and Tiemoué Bakayoko as new recruits ahead of a title defence next season and the Blues in the bar are once again hopeful of retaining their crown.
Indeed, such optimism has grown following reports from the Daily Mirror. They claim Antonio Conte will be handed a further £150m to ensure his squad have enough quality options to compete on a number of fronts next term.
The Stamford Bridge club are understood to want to sign at least another three players between now and the end of the transfer window, with the report mooting some rather exciting names.
Alex Sandro, Antonio Candreva and Virgil van Dijk are touted as potential targets within the report, with Chelsea said to be aiming to compete in the Champions League once more. Having failed so badly in their last defence, it seems measures are being taken to ensure that doesn’t happen again.
As if our west London locals couldn’t love Conte and generous owner Roman Abramovich any more than they already do, this news really has gone down a storm today.