Morata in & Diego Costa out: Chelsea’s transfer plans for next season including Van Dijk, Fabregas, Tammy Christensen, Bakayoko and more

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte arrived
late to Stamford Bridge last summer
after Italy’s Euro 2016 campaign but
he will be better placed to encourage
Roman Abramovich to invest more
heavily into his squad on the back of
a season of success.

The Blues will likely spend over £120
million in the transfer market for the
second season running, while at the
same time recalling some of the many
players presently out on loan.
Diego Costa looks likely to leave, with
Tianjin Quanjian interested in a
£76m deal for the club’s leading
scorer. The move will also likely
make the Spain striker the world’s
highest-paid player, particularly as
there is likely to be an intense battle
for his services, with three other
Chinese Super League clubs also

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Chelsea will, therefore, look to sign a
forward, or two, and are primarily
targeting the signature of either Real
Madrid ace Alvaro Morata or
Everton’s Romelu Lukaku. However,
Torino No.9 Andrea Belotti and
Celtic hotshot Moussa Dembele are
also on the Premier League
champions’ shortlist.