Transfer: Chelsea eyeing swoop for Monaco Duo


Antonio Conte wants to utilise the £60 million Chelsea will get from offering Oscar to Chinese club Shanghai SIPG to add two new players, Djibril Sidibe and Tiemoue Bakayoko from Monaco to his Premier League title-pursuing squad in the next transfer window, according to reports.

Apart from this Monaco duo, Chelsea are also monitoring the situation of Real Madrid ace James Rodriguez, Roma centre-back Antonio Rudiger, Fenerbahce’s Simon Kjaer, and Burnley’s Michael Keane to name few.

The report states that the Italian Antonio Conte, and Chelsea technical director Michael Emenalo, have as of now scouted the players not long ago, during Monaco’s Champions League tie against Tottenham Hotspur. The report additionally suggests that Chelsea are preparing a new contract with Diego Costa’s agents to secure him to another deal at Stamford Bridge.

Oscar’s big money move to the Chinese Super League side ought to be affirmed before the transfer window opens and while Chelsea constantly expected to be dynamic in the market, the cash will be used to reinforce the squad for betterment.

Chelsea have been ruthless in the Premier League since September, going on a consecutive 11-match winning streak, which has seen them go six points clear ahead of Liverpool at the top position. The Chelsea defence have conceded only two goals since the switch to the 3-4-3 system and to keep that run going the Chelsea boss wants to develop his squad strength and wants to reinforce both in the back and midfield.

A move in January for Bakayoko and Sidibe could be tricky with Sidibe joined Monaco this past summer and could prove difficult to prise away. Monaco’s involvement in the Champions League and their good chance of winning the Ligue 1 trophy this year could be another hardship for the Blues however, they are apparently attentive of the enthusiasm from Chelsea.

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