So to Antonio Conte and his reaction to being asked of defensive targets. He said:
“I must be honest, I think we’ll have a problem to reach our [transfer] targets. I still hope with this transfer market to improve the squad and the team with some new players, but we understand our targets are very difficult to reach. But we have a game against Burnley for now which is more important than the transfer market. Then, after that, I hope [moves are made to secure] some more players than now before the deadline.”
According to various reports, Chelsea had bids rejected for Kalidou Koulibaly and Alessio Romagnoli by Napoli and AC Milan respectively. However, Napoli have just signed a new defender within the last couple of days and we hope to see Chelsea look to secure the signing of Conte’s primary defensive option in Koulibaly.