Antonio Conte

Chelsea’s £200m spree: Southampton trio targeted, Spurs may hijack a deal

Tottenham v Chelsea

Last Saturday afternoon, defending champs Chelsea were beaten 3-2 at Stamford Bridge by Burnley.

The shocking defeat puts extra pressure on Chelsea’s board who have already failed to deliver for Antonio Conte in this summer’s transfer window.

On Sunday Chelsea take on rivals Tottenham, who comfortably beat Newcastle in the first round of the new season.

It’s the first time Tottenham will play a Premier League match at Wembley.

Chelsea’s £200m spree

Chelsea will obviously be focused on Tottenham, but the Blues are also still active in the transfer market.

So far Conte has brought in Alvaro Morata, Toni Rudiger and Tiemoue Bakayoko, but the Italian is known to want more additions to his squad.

According to the Sunday Express, Conte is still hoping to spend £200 million before the summer window shuts at the end of the month.

Wanted: Southampton trio

Chelsea have three Southampton players lined up.

The Blues want to sign Virgil Van Dijk, who has handed in a transfer request. They also want Southampton full-backs Cedric Soares and Ryan Bertrand.

Bertrand, of course, won the Champions League with Chelsea back in 2012.

Spurs & Cedric

Interestingly, the Express believe that Tottenham have an interest in Southampton’s Portuguese international Cedric.

Tottenham sold Kyle Walker to Man City this summer, while Keiran Trippier is injured.

Whether Spurs will actually stump up an offer, however, is up for debate.

One more target

The other player on Conte’s shopping list is Leicester’s Danny Drinkwater.

The Blues are set to offer the Foxes 25 million pounds to sow up that deal.

Finally, Arsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is still in the Chelsea viewfinder, but that transfer currently appears more remote.