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Chelsea round-up: Conte orders £100m double signing; Munich star linked; Abraham to leave


Chelsea round-up: Conte orders £100m double signing; Munich star linked; Abraham to leave

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has ordered the board to spend in excess of £100 million in order to complete the double signing of Alex Sandro and Leonardo Bonucci from Juventus.

According to Goal, the Blues failed to sign Sandro last week with a bid of around £55.2 million, but are set to return with an improved offer of £58 million for the left wing-back.

They were also very keen on a move for Juventus and Italy centre-back Bonucci last summer, but failed to tempt him away from northern Italy.

However, they believe they may have more luck this summer, despite Bonucci being under contract until 2021.

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The signing of Sandro would be a strong statement, but would, in all honesty, see Conte addressing the wrong flank.

Marcos Alonso performed excellently from the left last season, but an improvement could be made on Victor Moses on the right-hand side.

As for Bonucci, one of the world’s finest ball playing centre backs, he would slot into the back three like a dream and would represent an excellent signing.

Meanwhile, Sky Sports are reporting that Chelsea and Manchester United are both keen on a move to bring Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski to the Premier League.


The Pole is one of the world’s best strikers and Bayern Munich have unsurprisingly issued a statement to Sky Germany, as reported by Sky Sports and the Independent, saying he is not for sale.

Initial reports had suggested Chelsea had the best chance of signing the 28-year-old this summer, with Stamford Bridge rumoured to be his preferred destination.

Finally, striker Tammy Abraham finally looks as if he is joining Swansea City on loan, with the Guardian reporting that the deal is close.

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The England under-21 striker scored 26 times on loan at Bristol City last season and is now thought to be ready to step up to the Premier League.

Despite the likely departure of Diego Costa, Abraham is unlikely to get any minutes in the Chelsea first team this season, so the chance to prove himself in the top division works well for all parties.

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