ANTONIO CONTE says he’s out shopping for a new wave of Chelsea legends this summer.
The Blues boss has already lost Branislav Ivanovic, John Obi Mikel and Oscar this season.
John Terry will also depart this summer.
The four have played a key role in Chelsea’s rise to becoming one of Europe’s top clubs.
And Conte says he now needs to snap up the next generation of Stamford Bridge heroes.
The Chelsea manager said: “We are building good foundations for this team, for the club and I like to repeat there is a moment for the club, a transitional moment because when you lose players who wrote the history of this club… Ivanovic, Mikel, John Terry, also Oscar, and didn’t replace them, it means we must build good foundations.
“To do this, you need time.”
Conte’s side can seal the Premier League title tonight with victory at West Brom.
“For sure, we started a great job this season,” he added.
“If you ask me, honestly, do you believe you’d fight to win the title in the first season, it’s very difficult to answer because we are building.”