Antonio Conte told to sign top 28-year-old attacker for Chelsea

Antonio Conte told to sign top 28-year-old attacker for Chelsea

Antonio Conte is in dire need of a new striker after telling Diego Costa he no longer features in his plans, but the club were gazumped to the signing of Romelu Lukaku by Manchester United.

The most notable including Lazio captain Lucas Biglia, Ricardo Rodriguez from Wolfsburg, Villarreal centre half Mateo Mussacchio, set-piece specialist Hakan Calhanoglu, 21-year old striker Andre Silva from Porto and their biggest cop to date, six-time Scudetto winner Leonardo Bonucci from Juventus.

To further complicate matters, Milan chief executive Marco Fassone claimed they are looking to snap up one of Morata, Torino hitman Andrea Belotti and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Borussia Dortmund - the same three players the Blues are looking at.

With Zidane appearing to consider that Morata is not good enough to be a first-choice starter, the player has decided to leave.

Belotti, who scored a freakish 28 goals and provided seven assists in all competitions for Torino, is being chased by the likes of PSG, Chelsea and Arsenal, as well as Manchester United.

Maturity comes with age and many believe Belotti is the full package without the head.

Now with Morata seemingly available again, Chelsea looked strong favourites to land the Spanish international - till AC Milan made this late swoop.

"Alongside Ramos, he is one of the strongest defenders in the world in terms of technique and character".

AC Milan sporting director Massimiliano Mirabelli says the Serie A club will not be bullied into paying huge transfer fees for players.

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I've always given everything, really, to the end. Torino president Urbano Cairo has already rebuffed previous suitors by saying that he would not settle for anything below the exorbitant release clause, but it appears that Milan are close to striking a deal.