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Antonio Conte urges Chelsea to sign three players in January

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Antonio Conte's Chelsea seem to have already surrendered their Premier League crown before we have even entered 2018.

The Blues were a massive 15 points behind runaway leaders Manchester City before they played Brighton, and it would take a historic collapse to stop them earning their third title in six years.

Chelsea have won two of their last four matches, losing at West Ham and drawing at Everton, and Spurs' 5-2 hammering of Southampton took them a place above the west Londoners in the table.

Alvaro Morata's goals have certainly helped Conte's men though, with nine in his first 16 in the Premier League, after Diego Costa was deemed surplus to requirements and was sold.

However, their Italian boss has long been unhappy with the club's board, after failing to strengthen their team enough in the summer to cope with the extra demands of Champions League football.

He did want to bring Romelu Lukaku back to Stamford Bridge from Everton, but the Belgian opted to join Jose Mourinho's Manchester United instead.

And ahead of the January transfer window, he is looking for more additions to try and re-ignite their season. 

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One of his targets is Ross Barkley, who famously performed a stunning u-turn on Chelsea on deadline day in August, after reportedly passing a medical.

He is out of contract at Everton at the end of the season, and looks set to leave his boyhood club for London, though Spurs are also interested in his services.

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Another player who could be arriving at Stamford Bridge is Monaco's Thomas Lemar, who could've joined Arsenal in the summer but they pulled the plug on the deal after keeping hold of Alexis Sanchez.

There has been a fire sale at Monaco since winning the Ligue 1 title last term, with stars such as Bernardo Silva, Benjamin Mendy and Tiemoue Bakayoko all leaving for the Premier League.

Lemar is a hugely exciting prospect, and would bolster Chelsea's already frightening options on the wing.

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Bayer Leverkusen's Leon Bailey is Conte's final target, and is a huge exciting winger like Lemar.

Bailey only moved to Germany last year from Belgian side Genk, but has scored six goals in only ten starts for Leverkusen this season.

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He is known for his awesome pace, and will be a stern test to Premier League defences if Conte gets his man.

If Chelsea let their manager down in the transfer market again, it is hard to see him remaining at Stamford Bridge beyond the end of this season.

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