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Chelsea boss Conte plans £200M spending spree on five stars

Antonio Conte expects to make FIVE Chelsea signings over the coming fortnight.

The Sunday Express says Conte has his sights on the Southampton defensive trio Virgil van Dijk, Cedric Soares and Ryan Bertrand - who started his career at Stamford Bridge.

The trio could cost as much as £150 million but face competition from Liverpool for van Dijk and Bertrand while Soares is believed to also interest Spurs.

Saints have maintained that none of them are for sale but that is unlikely to put off Conte who wants to mount a challenge for the Champions League.

Chelsea are also preparing to increase their offer for Leicester midfielder Danny Drinkwater to £25 million after their first bid of £20 million was rejected.

England international Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is still a target as he enters into the final year of his Arsenal contract.

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