Chelsea transfers are underway – this is what Antonio Conte has been doing

ANTONIO CONTE will have used the international break to plan his Chelsea summer signings, according to Pat Nevin.

Chelsea are in good shape heading into the business end of the season, sitting 10 points clear at the top of the Premier League table.

Last week’s international break offered Blues boss Antonio Conte the opportunity to rest and recuperate heading towards the title run-in.

However, Pat Nevin thinks Conte will not have been idle and will have been hard at work sorting out the club’s summer transfers.

“For the manager more than anyone else it [international break] has been an opportunity to take stock,” Nevin said.

“He will have had a chance to recharge, though he never looks as if he needs that, and maybe even get a bit of family time which he has certainly missed since he arrived in London.

“It also gave him a little more time to involve himself in that other vitally important piece of work – planning for the future.

“The club is continually working on planning ahead for the next season and beyond, but having a good solid period to interact about who the manager wants to acquire going forward is of paramount importance.

“The focus is mostly on trying to win the league and the FA Cup, but there is so much more to the job, so many ideas to juggle and so little time to do it.

“Clearly a little more strength in depth will be added. Every good organisation knows, especially in football, that it is always best to strengthen when you are doing well.”

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