Chelsea could make late attempt to sign Belgium star, claims insider

Chelsea could make a late attempt to sign Axel Witsel this summer, according to Emanuele Giulianelli

Chelsea could make a last-ditch attempt to sign Axel Witsel from Zenit Saint Petersburg this summer, according to Italian journalist Emanuele Giulianelli.

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The Blues are believed to be on the lookout for a host of new players this summer as Antonio Conte prepares for his first season in charge at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea have been linked with a number of names but have thus far only signed striker Michy Batshuayi from Marseille.

Now, Italian journalist Giulianelli claims that Chelsea could make a late swoop to sign Witzel before Napoli secure a deal for the Belgium international.

He tweeted:

Chelsea are currently gearing up for life under Conte as they look to bounce back from their disastrous campaign last season.

The Blues ended up sacking Jose Mourinho back in December after a terrible start to the campaign left Chelsea languishing close to the relegation zone.

The west London side will have to make do without European football next season after their disappointing 10th-placed finish in the Premier League table.

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