Antonio Conte has kicked off and not slowing down in the transfer market.
After starting slowly in the transfer market, Chelsea have moved in quickly to complete the signings of Rudiger, Bakayoko and Alvaro Morata and now latest reports in Sport (via Sportskeeda) claim that the Premier League Champions are ready to trigger the €40 million release clause in Sergi Roberto’s contract and sign the Barcelona youngster.
Antonio Conte is keen on signing a fullback this transfer window. The London club had been heavily linked with moves for Alex Sandro and Danilo. However, with Juventus unwilling to sell and Danilo signing for Manchester City, Conte has now turned towards Sergi Roberto and sees the 25-year-old Spaniard as an ideal addition to his side.
An extremely versatile player, Sergi Roberto established himself as a key member in the Barcelona squad last season. Playing mostly as a right-back under Luis Enrique, Roberto is also capable of playing as a central midfielder, defensive midfielder and even as a winger making him an extremely valuable asset to Barcelona.
With the release clause of Roberto only €40 million, Chelsea are well placed to trigger the release clause and swoop in to sign the talented Spaniard. However,it is still not clear whether Roberto himself would want a move to Chelsea.