Antonio Conte finds himself in dire need of a new centre-forward. As reported by the BBC, the Italian is set to leave Diego Costa behind as his squad jet off for their pre-season tour in the Far East, with the Spaniard’s time at Stamford Bridge thought to be coming to an end.
It looks as though Conte has highlighted who he wants to replace Costa in SW6, and it’s likely to raise a few eyebrows.
AS reporter Manu Sainz posted the below information on Twitter, claiming that Chelsea are keen to sign Man City talisman Sergio Aguero, with Pep Guardiola already giving the deal the go-ahead.
Me cuentan que el Chelsea quiere al Kun Agüero. Guardiola ya habría dado el ok a la operación…
— Manu Sainz (@Manu_Sainz) July 16, 2017
Aguero has firmly established himself among the best players in the Premier League since his arrival on these shores, and would certainly be a statement acquisition. Only time will tell if this one comes to fruition.