Antonio Conte has suggested he is keen to strengthen his Chelsea squad in January to bolster their Premier League title charge.
The Blues are currently seven points clear at the top of the Premier League table, having won 11 straight games since their defeat to Arsenal in September. In that time, Conte's side have conceded just two goals and secured victories over touted title rivals in Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur.
During the summer transfer window, N'Golo Kante, Michy Batshuayi, Marcos Alonso and David Luiz were recruited. Chelsea have not been shy about making high-profile additions to their squad during the mid-season window, in recent years with Alexandre Pato, Juan Cuadrado, Nemanja Matic and record signing Fernando Torres all joining the club in Januarys past.
And while he is giving nothing away as to who might come in, Conte is keen to continue building in the New Year.
'We must be very pleased for the achievement we have reached now, but it is logical that I look with my club for a solution to arrive in a good position at the end of the season," Conte told Chelsea's official website. "I don't know what will happen in January but in this situation it is important to talk with my club – we have a fantastic relationship – but I have my idea and I prefer to discuss this with the club."
Outgoing deals from Stamford Bridge could decide on what business is done next month. Brazil midfielder Oscar looks set to become the club's biggest exit, having reportedly sanctioned his £60m move to Shanghai SIPG.
Conte has also suggested Ruben Loftus-Cheek may also be allowed to leave the club, having struggled for first-team opportunities this season.