Date published: Sunday 2nd July 2017 6:10

Chelsea are prepared to make a mammoth bid for Tottenham star Dele Alli, according to the hugely reliable Spanish outlet Don Balon.

The report claims that Antonio Conte is desperate to bring the playmaker to Stamford Bridge, despite his price tag being over £80million.

That valuation means that the Blues would likely have to pay a world-record fee for the England international.

Indeed, chances of signing the PFA Young Player of the Year look slim (the fact he plays for a major rival might have something to do with it), but the potential to win consistent silverware is what Chelsea are hoping will tempt him across the city.

Romelu Lukaku is also wanted by Conte despite having a similarly hefty price tag. The report claims that the Chelsea boss may be willing to part with over £175m for the duo.

Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko is reportedly on the verge of a £35m move as Chelsea’s squad reenforcement continues ahead of a return to the Champions League.