Gary Cahill relaxed about Chelsea transfers ahead of Antonio Conte arrival

Gary Cahill is relaxed about the prospect of Chelsea signing some world-class defender this summer

Gary Cahill insists he is relaxed about the prospect of increased competition for a first-team place ahead of Antonio Conte’s arrival at Chelsea this summer.

The Italy head coach will take over the reins of the west London side following this summer’s European championship in France after he was named as Chelsea’s next permanent manager earlier this year.

Conte has already been linked with a move for Roma centre-half Kostas Manolas and Stuttgart defender Antonio Rudiger ahead of the former Juventus manager taking up the hot seat at Stamford Bridge.

But Chelsea and England defender Cahill is relaxed about the prospect of battling with some international players for a centre-half spot in Conte’s new-look Blues side next season.

Chelsea have already resolved the future of long-serving captain John Terry after the 35-year-old singed a one-year contract extension on Wednesday.

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The Blues finished in ninth place and 31 points behind champions Leicester City after a disappointing season.

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