Chelsea Transfer News: Conte’s Arsenal swoop, Costa replacement plan, Van Dijk deal close

Antonio Conte has made Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez his top summer transfer target.

The Chilean attacker appears increasingly unlikely to sign a new contract at the Emirates and could be sold this summer.

According to The Guardian, Conte has held talks with the Chelsea board and made clear he wants to sign Sanchez.

Diego Costa is ‘expected’ to leave Chelsea at the end of the season and Romelu Lukaku and Alvaro Morata are wanted as his replacement.

Costa has had a turbulent two-and-a-half years in English football and according to The Guardian, the Spaniard is ready to depart in the summer.

And it is claimed Lukaku, who recently rejected a new Everton contract, and Morata will be targeted to replace Costa.

Chelsea are reportedly the frontrunners to sign Southampton defender Virgil Van Dijk.

The Dutch star has developed into one of the best central-defenders in the Premier League since joining from Celtic in 2015.

And the Telegraph say Conte is keen to bring Van Dijk to the club in the summer.

Manchester City are said to be Chelsea’s biggest challengers for Van Dijk.


  1. Van Dijk is quality but we don’t need him as such – we should look to develop Kurt Zouma into a JT style centre back: he has all the qualities to be a top class centre back!!!

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