Chelsea transfer news: Antonio Conte wants Bundesliga duo to bolster title bid

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte wants to sign Bayern Munich and Wolfsburg stars Arturo Vidal and Ricardo Rodriguez, according to the Spanish outlet Don Balon.

Per-the-source, the Italian tactician is keen to bolster his midfield and defensive options.

Chelsea suffered their first defeat in 14 Premier League games against London based rivals Tottenham on Wednesday night.

The report goes onto state that the defeat served as a wake up call to Conte who saw his side’s lead at the top of the table cut to just five points.

The Chilean international midfielder Arturo Vidal worked under Conte at Juventus where he won three Serie A titles.

Ricardo Rodriguez would serve as an alternative to left-back Marcos Alonso.

In other Chelsea transfer news, Conte confirmed (more here) that he does not need to sign any new central defenders over the January transfer window.

Chelsea have been closely linked with a move for Fenerbahce defender Simon Kjaer. A source close to the Istanbul giants told Turkish-Football that the London based outfit have been closely scouting the Denmark international.

The Blues take on Premier League champions Leicester City next weekend.