Chelsea boss expects to make signings

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has confirmed that he expects to significantly strengthen his squad over the summer.

The Blues are celebrating winning the Premier League title in Conte’s first season at the helm.

But the campaign has not involved European football – and Conte knows a return to the Champions League will place added demands on his squad.

Asked if he intends to bolster his squad, Conte said: “Now it’s important to finish this season and try to finish in the best way possible; to win 30 games and then win the FA Cup.

“Then we will have time to prepare for next season and try to improve, because for sure you have to improve.

“This season we were without the Champions League and Europa League. Next season we have to improve because this club is a great club and deserves to compete and try to win every competition.”

A victory against Sunderland on Sunday in their final match would see Chelsea become the first team to win 30 Premier League matches in a season.

“We have won 29, which is a great achievement, and we have this great opportunity to win 30 and we must take it and make some records,” Conte said.