Pundit sends warning to Chelsea about summer transfers

David Provan warns Chelsea that they must make sure that they keep their star players at Stamford Bridge this summer

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Chelsea boss Antonio Conte Photo: The Sport Review

David Provan has warned Antonio Conte that he must do what he can to keep Chelsea’s top players at the club this summer.

The Italian is on course to lead Chelsea to the Premier League title in his first season in charge at the club following his appointment at Stamford Bridge last summer.

Chelsea are currently flying four points clear at the top of the Premier League table as they bid to win their second title in three seasons.

The Blues are also through to the FA Cup final as they chase a domestic double in Conte’s first campaign at the club.

However, Provan has warned that Chelsea must step up their efforts to keep the likes of Diego Costa and Eden Hazard at Stamford Bridge beyond the summer transfer window.

Speaking on Sky Sports News HQ, Provan said: “It’s not just about who they sign. It’s about who they keep.

“Diego Costa is looking at a summer move. He has already admitted he wanted to go back to Atletico Madrid last summer. There has been continued speculation with a move to China. That would be a big void to fill.

“I would argue even more important is keeping Eden Hazard. If Real Madrid are serious about Eden Hazard, it will be very difficult for Chelsea to keep him if he fancies a move to Spain.”

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Chelsea take on Middlesbrough at Stamford Bridge on Monday night as they look to take a step closer towards the title.

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