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Conte, Chelsea to look for 'January solution' in the transfer market

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“It is logical that I look with my club for a solution to arrive in a good position at the end of the season”

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Buried at the very end of Chelsea official’s article about the changing culture at Chelsea, Conte acknowledges that some moves will be made in the upcoming January transfer window as well. And he probably doesn’t just mean selling the likes of Oscar, Mikel, etc.

“We must be very pleased for the achievement we have reached now, but it is logical that I look with my club for a solution to arrive in a good position at the end of the season. I don’t know what will happen in January but in this situation it is important to talk with my club – we have a fantastic relationship – but I have my idea and I prefer to discuss this with the club.”

-Antonio Conte; source: Chelsea FC

Conte has indeed had a good relationship with the club even before the current win streak, so there’s every reason to believe that Chelsea will look to re-invest the Oscar money in either a like-for-like replacement or the skills.

What shape or form that might take is anyone’s guess, though the club has been most strongly linked with midfielders and defenders.