TOP STORY: Blues to back Conte with £250 million

There's plenty more spending to come at Chelsea, according to the Telegraph, which reports that the Premier League champions are poised to "back coach Antonio Conte with a budget that could top £250 million."

Conte wants to make four more signings, with Juventus left-back Alex Sandro, Inter Milan winger Antonio Candreva, Swansea forward Fernando Llorente and Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk in his sights.

Of that quartet, the Telegraph says Sandro is "high on the list" and adds that Chelsea "are optimistic about a £60m deal for the Brazilian."

The Londoners will step up efforts to reach an agreement for Candreva, while Llorente "is seen as a realistic option to boost Conte's depleted attack."

Van Dijk, who continues to be linked with Liverpool, is reported to be the lowest priority, but the Telegraph adds that Chelsea "are continuing to monitor his situation and could make a bid before the window closes."




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