Date: 18th May 2018 at 8:30pm
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Chelsea are preparing to hand whoever succeeds Antonio Conte at Stamford Bridge two stellar signings on a plate, as they seek to rebuild after a disappointing campaign.

While it’s not yet clear who will replace the Premier League winning boss this summer, the Blues are pushing ahead with their business in the market and have identified two huge signings they want to make.

The Daily MailĀ states talks with OGC Nice midfielder Jean-Michel Seri have already begun, with the Blues ahead of Arsenal in the pecking order, while they’re also in discussions to land Manchester United’s Anthony Martial.

France ace Martial is unhappy with his opportunities at Old Trafford under Jose Mourinho and, after missing out on Didier Deschamps’ squad for the World Cup in Russia, is pushing for an exit.

A number of sides are likely to express an interest in the former Monaco forward but Chelsea could have their foot in the door through Mourinho’s pursuit of Willian, who he wants to reunite with in Manchester.

It’s certainly plausible that Chelsea could use Willian as makeweight in a deal to land Martial, in similar circumstances to Arsenal in January – who swapped Alexis Sanchez for Henrikh Mkhitaryan.