Roman Abramovich is willing to give Chelsea manager Antonio Conte £100 million to bolster his squad next summer and the Italian trainer is ready to axe five first-team stars, according to The Daily Star.

The Blues have had an inconsistent start to the new season under the former Juventus trainer, with some solid showings being offset by defeats to fellow top-four challengers Liverpool and Arsenal.

A 2-0 win away to Hull City on Saturday got the West London club back on track, but there is a feeling that Conte will still make major changes at Stamford Bridge in the search for success.

The latest report suggests a host of Blues stars are playing for their futures and that the Italian trainer could sell Gary Cahill, Oscar, Branislav Ivanovic, Nemanja Matic and Cesc Fabregas next summer.

This would bring in considerable transfer fees and bolster Chelsea’s coffers, while Abramovich is ready to give Conte £100 million to splash on new players ahead of next season.


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