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Antonio Conte has once again called for new signings as he prepares to guide Chelsea to the Premier League defense.
Following the convincing 2-0 win over Everton without star man Eden Hazard, Conte praised his squad but called for reinforcements before the transfer window closes on Thursday.
The Blues have brought in four players this summer but have allowed a lot of their first team players of last season leave the club. This has left the squad light in depth and Conte is keen to address that before the transfer window shuts.
The boss has regular stated the need for more signings and after the game against Everton, he took the opportunity to remind the board once again,to bring in more players in order to help us cope with the demands of playing in the Champions League and the Premier League.
“There are four days to go in the market. I think the club is working very hard to improve our squad,” he told a post-match news conference, as quoted by Goal.
“Don’t forget when we start, next month, in September we have to play seven games.
“I need to rotate my players because it’s very difficult to play seven games in a month with some players.
“I think the club is working very hard to strengthen the squad. They know very well our situation.
“But, I repeat, I’m ready in every case to continue to work with this group of players, with the players we have.”
Chelsea are currently in talks with Leicester City over Danny Drinkwater and Arsenal over Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain. The club are also believed to be keen on Everton’s Ross Barkley and Swansea’s Fernando Llorente.
Conte still hasn’t given up on Juventus fullback Alex Sandro who he had identified as his top target but the Italian champions are refusing to sell him.
Chelsea are expected to sign at least three more players in the next few days which will go a long way in boosting the squad depth.