According to the latest transfer news, Chelsea are closing in on both Juventus left-back Alex Sandr and Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko as they step up their efforts to finally land their first signing of the summer.
The Blues head coach Antonio Conte has grown increasingly frustrated with Chelsea’s lack of transfer activity and had expected the club to have confirmed several new arrivals already.
As per The Guardian, the lack of progress on the transfer market has greatly frustrated the former Juventus boss as rumours have grown of a fall out with the club’s hierarchy.
A new contract offer had been on the table for several months but the 47-year-old Italian is yet to sign, and Premier League champions hope their show of strength in the transfer market will get Antonio Conte back on side.
The Italian reports back to first-team training in the first week of July and Chelsea hope to have two top-class signings waiting for him when he returns.
It is believed that Juventus will be offered a new and improved £55m transfer fee for Alex Sandro, which the club are confident will be accepted. On the other side, Bakayoko has long been a target and the Blues are confident a deal of around £40m will be wrapped up shortly.