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Chelsea plot £100m summer spending for trio

EPL By: Ambrose Udeme | 02/02/2017

Chelsea plot £100m summer spending for trio

Celtic star Moussa Dembele, Real Madrid forward Alvaro Morata and Southampton's Virgil van Dijk are reportedly targets in a £100m summer spending spree plot by EPL leaders Chelsea.

The Blues owner Roman Abramovich is ready to back Antonio Conte with major funds and the Mirror reports the Stamford Bridge outfit are ready to spend big on Frenchman Dembele as well as Real Madrid forward Alvaro Morata and Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk.

Roman Abramovich has been impressed with Conte's ability to turn the Blues' fortunes around after a terrible last season.

Chelsea are now nine points clear at the top of the table and the Russian billionaire is now ready to throw his financial weight behind Conte.

Dembele was linked with a move to Stamford Bridge in January but Celtic told the Blues they would not accept any bids under £40million. But the Blues are now ready to test their resolve with a bid in the summer.

Dutchman Van Dijk is also on Chelsea's manager wishlist but the highly-rated centre-half has also seen interest from both Manchester clubs.

Conte is also eyeing out-of-favour Real Madrid star Morata as the former Juventus boss looks to be lining up replacements for Diego Costa who could be headed to China.