Antonio Conte delivers latest Chelsea transfer update

Antonio Conte says Chelsea are waiting for the right players to further strengthen their squad this summer

Antonio Conte insists that Chelsea are continuing to work hard on bringing in the right players in the summer transfer window.

The Italian coach has already been busy in the market as he prepares for his first season in charge at Stamford Bridge and his first taste of Premier League management.

Conte has moved quickly to sign striker Michy Batshuayi from Marseille and has also completed a deal to bring in midfielder N’Golo Kante from Leicester City.

Chelsea continue to be linked with a host of other players as the Italian coach prepares for his first season at the west London club.

And the former Juventus and Italy boss says he has been pleased by the business Chelsea have completed thus far this summer.

Speaking in an interview with ESPN FC, Conte said: “They are good signings, sure.

“Batshuayi is a young player but very strong… Last season he scored 17 goals in France. Also he played the last tournament in France, the Euro.

“Also, Kante was a target for Chelsea, my target, Chelsea’s target. It’s important that we close these operations.

“Now we are waiting for the right situation to improve our team but it’s important now to work very hard to try to play an attractive football with high intensity.

“Now it’s important to work, then in the future, we’ll see.”

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Chelsea finished in 10th place in the Premier League table last season as their title defence was left in tatters following the sacking of Jose Mourinho back in December.

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