After suffering yet another defeat to Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal in the Carabao Cup and falling behind in the Premier League, Antonio Conte is keen to strengthen his Chelsea ranks.
The Italian boss bemoaned the club’s previous transfer dealings, despite having spent huge amounts in recent months on the likes of Alvaro Morata, Tiemoue Bakayoko and Antonio Rudiger among many others.
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It’s actually Spain international striker Morata that is reportedly doing some groundwork on the transfer front for the Blues too, as he continues to urge a former Real Madrid teammate and compatriot to join him in London.
The Spaniard is believed to have told close friend Isco to ditch the Bernabeu for Stamford Bridge, in a move that would certainly be welcomed by fans and Conte.
The lack of consistent form this current campaign has led many fans to believe the club’s hierarchy would delve into the January transfer market for new acquisitions.
Reports in Spain suggest Morata has held talks with his friend Isco regarding a possible switch to north London, but it would certainly be an ambitious approach from Chelsea.
The Los Blancos playmaker only recently penned a new long-term deal in Spain, having become the main playmaker after James Rodriguez was sold to German giants Bayern Munich.
Although, there are evident tensions at Madrid, as Zinedine Zidane struggles to oversee any success this season domestically. Barcelona are already heading for another La Liga crown, while Real are stuttering well behind.
With Conte also struggling for form and consistency from his current Blues crop, it’s clear the Italian is desiring fresh faces at Stamford Bridge. But, despite Morata’s friendly attempts, Isco is unlikely to one of them this month.