Chelsea are far from convincing throughout last season and many fans thought the Blues would be busy as soon as the transfer window begins, but that hasn’t been the case so far.
The Blues are yet to confirm any signature, a situation that could be traced to Conte’s uncertain future at Stamford Bridge.
The Italian manager is facing a huge challenge in keeping his job as Roman Abramovich and his board members are reportedly in talks with former Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri over the possibility of switching to the Stamford Bridge ahead of next season.
Meanwhile, the Blues are finally set to be involved in the ongoing transfer market as reports are linking two of their players to Fulham, who got promoted to the Premier League next season.
According to Starsport, Lucas Piazon and Tomas Kalas, both of whom were sent on loan to Craven Cottage last season, might be signed on a permanent basis by the Cottagers this summer.
Kalas joined the Blues in 2010 but failed to make an impression in his first season at Stamford Bridge, though he wasn’t given the chance to do so.
The defender made just two appearances for the Blues before he was loaned out to different European clubs, including Sigma Olomouc, Vitesse Arnhem, Cologne and Middlesbrough, for a more first-team experience.
Just as his Chelsea and Fulham teammate, Piazon was loaned out to Malaga, Vitesse Arnhem, Frankfurt and Reading in previous seasons due to intense competition for a place during Mourinho’s reign as Chelsea boss.
The Brazilian joined Fulham to rejuvenate his career. Since his loan move to the Craven Cottage, he has improved tremendously, helping the team to a return to Premier League after many years of absence.
Starsport suggested that both players are valued at £8m — an ideal price tag on players who are hoping to get their respective careers back on track.