Chelsea to make £12m man Antonio Conte’s first signing – report

Chelsea are ready to make right-back Stephan Lichtsteiner their first summer signing, say reports

Chelsea are ready to conclude a £12m deal to bring Stephan Lichtsteiner to Stamford Bridge as Antonio Conte’s first signing, according to reports.

The Blues are believed to be on the lookout for a number of new players this summer ahead of Conte’s official arrival at Stamford Bridge after Euro 2016.

Chelsea have been linked with a number of players in recent weeks following their disastrous campaign last term.

Now, The Sun is reporting that Conte is keen to make right-back Lichtsteiner his first official signing as Chelsea manager.

The 32-year-old Switzerland international is said to be set to be offered a three-year contract by the west London club to move to the Premier League.

The same report goes on to say that the defender has asked for a few days to ponder his options before deciding whether a move to Chelsea is the right one for him.

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Chelsea did not qualify for European competition next season.

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