Chelsea join race to make Belgium star their first signing – report

Chelsea are prepared to turn their attentions towards signing Belgium international Axel Witsel this summer, say reports

Chelsea are preparing to turn their attentions towards signing Belgium international Axel Witsel, according to reports.

The Blues have been linked with a host of players in recent weeks as Antonio Conte prepares for his first season in charge at Stamford Bridge.

However, despite all of the speculation, the west London side are yet to make any signings this summer as Conte bids to revamp his new squad ahead of the new campaign.

Now, the Daily Express is reporting that Conte has grown frustrated in his pursuit of Roma star Radja Nainggolan and is now prepared to switch his attentions to Witsel.

Witsel has been heavily linked with a transfer away from Zenit Saint-Petersburg in recent weeks as he ponders his future beyond the summer and it is thought that the Premier League would be his preferred destination.

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Both Nainggolan and Witsel are currently on duty with Belgium at Euro 2016 and helped their country beat 4-0 Hungary on Sunday evening.

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