NEWLY-CROWNED Premier League champions, Chelsea, are not resting on their laurels as they plan to spend big and secure the services of their two prize assets, according to reports.
Inter Milan are ready to make Antonio Conte one of the highest-paid managers in world football, while Eden Hazard is Real Madrid’s top summer target.
And The Telegraph claim Roman Abramovich will make the Italian head coach the best-paid boss in the club’s history and is offering the 2015 Player of the Year winner a deal worth £300,000-a-week.
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Moreover, the Blues owner will bankroll a £200million summer spending spree.
Conte would be offered a staggering £13m-a-year to leave Chelsea and oversee the Inter revolution in the summer.
And, while Abramovich is not prepared to match that amount, he will ensure the Italian overtakes Arsene Wenger and Jurgen Klopp in the Premier League managerial earnings list.
One of the former Juventus boss’ major gripes at Stamford Bridge has been a lack of control over transfer activity.
However, he will extra money available — on top of the £60m raked in from the sale of Oscar to Shanghai SIPG.
With the future of Diego Costa still unclear, Conte may have to dip into the market for a new centre-forward.
Romelu Lukaku is a potential target should the need arise, while Virgil van Dijk could also move to the Stamford Bridge in the summer as Chelsea look for a new defender.
N’Golo Kante may have swept up all the individual awards this season, but it’s been another sensational season for Hazard.
So much so that Zinedine Zidane has made the Belgian his No.1 target.
And Abramovich will move to keep the Blues’ No.10 with a significant wage increase, plus the promise of a better chance to compete for the Ballon d’Or.