New Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte, recently completed the signing of former Leicester City midfielder N’Golo Kanté and young striker Michy Batshuayi, but the Italian is sure to be far from done yet in this .
There is no doubt that Premier League champion, Kanté is a fantastic piece of business and could be one of the signings of the summer but there is still work to be done at Stamford Bridge.
The areas that should be targeted by Conte at this point are central midfield, centre of defence and a striker to provide cover as Diego Costa is prone to injury and Batshuayi is just 22-years-old and perhaps not prolific enough to lead the line, should Costa get injured.
With money definitely not an issue at the west London club, Conte will be looking to strengthen with some top class signings.
A pre-season loss to Rapid Vienna caused Conte to voice his need for new transfers and with Roman Abramovich willing to splash the cash, there is no doubt something will change for the Blues before September.
Over the next few pages, we take a look at three players that Chelsea and Conte should look to sign that will take them from mid-table obscurity to Premier League title challangers once again…
Stefan De Vrij
The Lazio defender, who is reportedly valued by the club at £15million, is a strong and certainly realistic target for the Blues.
Whilst Kurt Zouma certainly has a bright future, club captain John Terry is now 35-years-old and Branislav Ivanovic 32, the centre-back position must surely be prioritised by the lively Italian manager.
Gary Cahill has received criticism over recent seasons for some of his performances but for England and Chelsea and De Vrij would provide another alternative in defence.
Ivanovic picked up an injury in pre-season and with Terry probably unlikely to play every match in the coming season, £15 million for a 24-year-old defender would be a great move from Conte.