Chelsea are on red alert as we enter the final weeks of the summer transfer window.
Reports suggest new manager Antonio Conte could be handed as much as £140million to invest in his squad before business closes at the end of the month.
Michy Batshuayi and N’Golo Kante are Chelsea’s only two summer signings so far and Roman Abramovich is ready to fund a recruitment drive at Stamford Bridge.
Another striker and a top-class central defender remain at the top of Conte’s shopping list and the Blues are preparing a fresh bid for Napoli centre-half Kalidou Koulibaly.
“It’s important to have contact every day with the club,” Conte explained.
“The market is very crazy, the club know my ideas and it’s important to find the right solution to improve this team, not to buy for the sake of it.
“We are waiting for the right solution but I’m very happy to have these players because every day they show me a great attitude.
“There are two weeks and we'll pay attention, if we find the right solution that’s fine.
“Koulibaly? I don’t talk about players from other clubs, that’s not respectful.”
Chelsea endured their Premier League campaign under the ownership of Abramovich last term as Jose Mourinho was given the boot at the Bridge.
Major surgery was widely expected to be carried out by the Italian tactician as he bids to restore the Blues to the pinnacle of English football.
He made a positive start to his new job on Monday night as Eden Hazard and Diego Costa were on target to sink West Ham in west London.
No Champions League football makes attracting players harder than it once was but the appeal of Conte and the lure of London still make Chelsea an attractive proposition.
There could also be further summer departures and speculation is growing that Cesc Fabregas could be offered a way out.
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Fabregas was benched by Conte for the victory over the Hammers but the Chelsea boss brushed off suggestions of any issue between him and the player.
“Cesc is Chelsea’s player and I’m happy with his attitude and behaviour,” he explained.
“He must know when you are at a great team like Chelsea I have to take decisions before the game, to choose a starting XI.
“It can happen that Fabregas isn’t in the starting 11 but it can happen to all the players. It’s important to always see the right attitude because we must fight this season.
“Now, I took this decision but in the next game we don’t know, I could change or not. When a Coach makes a decision there is always a reason but I prefer to keep it for me.
“But I repeat I don’t see any problem, I’m very happy to have these players and train these players.”