Premier League champions are interested in signing of Barcelona’s midfielder Sergi Roberto, however, yet to make an offer for his signature, according to ESPN FC reports.
Antonio Conte is looking to strengthen his defensive options ahead of 2017/18 campaign, and Sergi Roberto seems to be an ideal candidate to increase their options at the defensive end due to his versatility.
The 25-year-old Spaniard who can also operate in the right back position has £37 million release-clause in his current deal with the Catalan giants.
The Italian manager has made it the priority to sign a new full-back to replace Victor Moses.
Moses stepped up his game for Antonio Conte’s 3-4-3 formation last season, but Antonio Conte is still keen on strengthening his defensive options.
Antonio Conte’s side have tried to sign Brazilian full-back Danilo, but Man City have won the race for his signature as Real Madrid defender arrived at Etihad Stadium last week.
Roberto has made 40 appearances for Barcelona and most of the last season he has to spend on the right-back position, but now his spot at Nou Camp is under threat following the arrival of Portuguese defender Nelson Semedo from Benfica.
Chelsea thus far have signed Antonio Rudiger, Tiemoue Bakayoko, Willy Caballero and Real Madrid star Alvaro Morata this summer and several new faces are expected to arrive at Stamford Bridge.