Chelsea adequately strengthened their squad in the summer transfer window under Antonio Conte and the results have been fruitful.
The Blues are 6 points ahead of Liverpool in the title race and want to further reinforce their squad in the winter transfer window.
Conte lured Alonso and Luiz to improve the defense, Kante to strengthen the midfield and Batshuayi to provide cover for Costa last summer.
Now, the Italian boss wants a new attacking midfielder after selling Oscar and Fiorentina’s Federico Bernardeschi is in the limelight.
Back in November, we covered a report (via Express) claiming that the 22-year-old versatile attacker is ready to leave Florence and join Chelsea in the January transfer window.
Conte knows all about the qualities of Federico. The former Juve boss was the one to hand Bernardeschi his national debut back in March 2016. Since then, he has featured 7 times for the Azzurri and was part of Conte’s Euro 2016 squad.
Chelsea have been tracking the playmaker for quite some time and are looking to sign him this month (The Sun).
On the other hand, Daily Star have reported that the likes of Barca, Juve and Inter are also interested but Chelsea are favorites to hire the services of Federico who has a huge release clause of 63 million pounds ($78million) in his contract.
This season, in 24 appearances for the Serie A side, Bernardeschi has scored 10 goals and provided 2 assists.
In your opinion, do Chelsea need another attacker when they already have stars like Hazard, Pedro and Willian around?
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