Highly rated centre-backs wanted at Stamford Bridge by Antonio Conte ahead of transfer window

Although Chelsea are reveling in the ambiance of a cosy season, Antonio Conte is looking to build on the inherent success of his team.

The Blues are comfortably seated at the top of the Premier League table but their defense have failed to compliment the effort of the attack.

Taking a look at the Premier League table, the Blues have scored more goals than any team in the League but have conceded much more than Tottenham in fourth spot and Manchester United in fifth spot on the Log.

In a bid to bolster his defense and have quality options in defense, Antonio Conte wants Nathan Ake and Andreas Christensen within the rank of his team for next season, reports Starsport.

Conte is resolved to losing England and Chelsea legend John Terry who is expected to take a bow at Stamford Bridge at the end of this season, while Kurt Zouma would be allowed to complete a season long loan deal, which will leave the defense of the Blues almost thread bare.

Ake, who was recalled from his loan spell with Bournemouth impressed in his scanty appearances for Chelsea this term after he was recalled in January. With Christensen, they will no longer be sent on loan but stay back in Stamford Bridge for the first time in two years.

Zouma was top choice for Chelsea under Jose Mourinho and Hiddink until he sustained an injury that kept him out of Chelsea’s side for many months. A loan spell with another club might help him regain his form as he”ll be played regularly.