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Chelsea summer signing under threat already as Antonio Conte identifies three January transfer targets

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is reportedly keen on his club signing a new striker, a midfielder and a left-back as priorities for the upcoming January transfer window.

The Italian tactician already brought in Alvaro Morata during the summer, but clearly wants more of a challenger to the Spain international than the unconvincing and inconsistent Michy Batshuayi.

Chelsea lost an influential figure in Diego Costa and, for all his quality in the position, Morata is a different style of centre-forward.

According to the Telegraph, Conte plans to discuss his specific targets with Roman Abramovich at a later point, but he has already focused on bringing in competition for Morata and for left wing-back Marcos Alonso.

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The report also lists Everton’s Ross Barkley as a target in midfield despite failure to land the England international during the summer.

Chelsea instead signed Danny Drinkwater in that position, and it seems he’s another new face who may have failed to entirely convince Conte so far.

Despite strolling to the Premier League title last season, Chelsea already look firmly out of the running this year and it’s little surprise to see them look to strengthen in the transfer market in a bid to turn things around.

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