Real To Go In For PSG Defender If Danilo Departs For Chelsea

Martes, 18 Jul, 2017

The football club has tripped up regarding a number of targets this time, most notably in losing Romelu Lukaku, and Conte is not impressed.

Costa is rough around the edges, there can be no doubting that, but he will be greatly missed at Stamford Bridge.

Since he arrived in London, Antonio Conte has had one overriding wish, which was to sign a centre-back trained in his homeland. The Belgian defender did not manage to establish himself as a firm first-choice at Parc des Princes, having had to share game time with Serge Aurier.

Costa, now twenty-eight-years-old, scored twenty goals in thirty-five league appearances last season.

He seemed far more comfortable when he was deployed in a back three, during last season's games under Luciano Spalletti, and his aptitude for playing on either side of the game's middlemen has certainly been one of the biggest reasons Conte was interested in acquiring him.

Bakayoko was Antonio Conte's second capture of the transfer window, the midfielder joining from Monaco in a move reported to be worth £40million, following Roma defender Antonio Rudiger's switch to Stamford Bridge.

And former Chelsea star Desailly says he would love to see Chelsea sign the Borussia Dortmund star this summer.

Thus, Zinedine Zidane has turned his attention towards Meunier over a move in this summer's transfer window.

And he will be desperate to hit the ground running as he bids to make the Spain squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Set to don the whites of Real Madrid?

Other reports have indicated that Matic could head to Inter, but the move to Juventus is more likely to be on the cards.

Conte has told Costa he is not part of his plans for the coming campaign and the Spaniard has his heart set on a return to Atletico and a reunion with boss Diego Simeone.

"For me, Aubameyang will be the best player to adapt for the Conte system".