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Chelsea planning to bring in two midfielder this transfer window

Antonio Conte has overachieved with his Italy team at the 2016 European Championships but will be feeling the effects of entering the transfer window late as he desperately attempts to bolster the midfield at Chelsea.

The signing of Michy Batshuayi looks to be an impressive upgrade for the London club, but the new manager has failed in his quest to recruit Belgian star Radjo Nainggolan from AS Roma and the Blues for Zenit’s Axel Witsel has been stagnated, with Everton showing up as a more interested suitor.

The French outfit, Paris Saint-Germain was astoundingly unopposed in their efforts to sign Sevilla star Grzegorz Krychowiak, who would have reportedly been the most preferred choice for the Blues, even as Premier League rivals Arsenal added Granit Xhaka to their squad and Manchester City stock up their by signing Ilkay Gundogan.

The Blues will not be competing in any of the European completion this season after Jose Mourinho was rumoured to have wiped out the chance of the London club reaching the top four after a disastrous few months during the 2015/16 campaign. In order for the Blues to attract excellent players to the club, they need to be regularly appearing in the Champions League.

While under Guus Hiddink management, the ship was steadied immeasurably but the damage inflicted by his successor has resulted in a lack of serious transfer activity for Conte’s new side.

Currently, the London clubs still have the likes of Jon Obi Mikel, Nemanja Matic and Cesc Fabregas vying for positions in the centre of the park but there have been persistent rumours saying Matic could be seeking a move away from the club.

In addition, Arsenal and former Barcelona star Cesc Fabregas as per reports, has declared he did not enjoy a great spell of consistency under Mourinho and Hiddink’s dual guidance.

Now this is July, the new season is edging closer, and Conte’s outfits are looking alarmingly unprotected in the middle.

Conte’s sole option now seems to be to push forward and attempt to lure Axel Witsel to Stamford Bridge, but the 27-year-old is not worth over £30m that his club is demanding in many fans eyes and signing the wrong player could prove fatal to the club’s European ambitions.

Valencia’s Andre Gomes is another alternative option for Chelsea. The 22-year-old wished to leave the Mestalla stadium, and according to a report from the Mirror recently, it says the Spanish club have already rejected a £40m offer from the Blues for the Portuguese international.

The Blues manager main rival for Gomes signature is actually one of his former clubs – Juventus. Whilst the Serie A as we all know is not as lucrative a league as the English Premier League, what the Juve can offer is Champions League football and a also a promised development under the guidance of Massimo Allegri.

If the Blues should lose one of their key midfielder, they will be widely exposed in front of their defence, so it is very important that they capture a new addition before their opening clash against West Ham united.

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