Deal on: £23m-rated star close to Chelsea deal, replacement identified by selling club

Despite the giant strides made by Antonio Conte in this transfer window, the Italian tactician insatiable taste for success has left him looking for more options to his otherwise very strong squad.

Antonio Conte has signed on a centre-back, a striker and midfielder but the Italian is unhappy with the dearth of options for his wing backs and he has been out the search players that would fit or provide options for his wing backs.

The Premier League Champions were keenly interested in Danilo until the former Real Madrid man moved to Man City, leaving the Blues with no choice than to turn their attention elsewhere. Chelsea are now front runners for the signature of Inter Milan’s Antonio Candreva, and reports according to the Mirror has indicated that the player will be allowed to leave for Chelsea once his replacement is signed.

Victor Moses has been only option for the right back position for Chelsea but Conte believes that in other to bring out the best in some of his players, he must give them competition. The report by the Mirror claim a deal might be close for Candreva after his replacement was identified by the coach of Inter Milan Luciano Spalletti.

Keita Balde has been dubbed as the man to replace Candreva and his signing will inadvertently allow the San Siro outfit to sell Candreva to Chelsea.

The report by the Mirror claim the Blues may have to part with £23million in order to sign Candreva.