The Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern already have one eye on next season, and it seems as though Antonio Conte does too…
In an interview with Italian site Corriere Dello Sport, Conte has revealed what he thinks the club must do this summer to ensure they impress next year: “Next year with the Champions League we have to increase the squad in numbers and in quality. The base is there, we must put the cherries”.
Certainly, Conte’s comments seem to reflect the needs of the Chelsea squad. There is a core group of players that are fantastic, and they will likely stay key to the cause next season, but with the return of European competition, there will be a real need to bulk out the squad. In addition to that, the Blues will still need to improve, and so Conte seems to also be expecting a couple of key, quality signings too. As he says, Chelsea have the base of the cake – but this summer they need to add a few cherries to turn the side into something special.
The cherries, in this case, could well mean a few major signings – with Alvaro Morata touted with a move to Stamford Bridge in recent weeks. The Spaniard has been in sensational form for Real Madrid this year, despite not being a regular, and that has seemingly attracted Antonio Conte.
Whatever happens, it is going to be a very interesting summer at Chelsea, and the fans in the Transfer Tavern cannot wait to see who joins the club.
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