Italian chief is also planning to offload Michy Batshuayi in the winter window, who once again failed to fire at the weekend

CHELSEA boss Antonio Conte wants to sign one of Christian Benteke, Jamie Vardy or Richmond Boakye in the January transfer window.

The Italian boss, 48, is growing increasingly worried by the comparatively minuscule size of his squad.

 Antonio Conte is plotting a major January transfer window shake-upAntonio Conte is plotting a major January transfer window shake-up

Conte fears his Blues are not deep enough to compete for the both the Premier League and Champions League titles.

Chelsea most recently slumped to a 2-1 shock defeat to previously win-less and goalless Crystal Palace in the league, following a 1-0 loss to Manchester City.

Michy Batshuayi put in another thoroughly underwhelming performance filling in for the crocked Alvaro Morata before he was subbed before the hour-mark.

Now, Conte is plotting to offload the flop Belgian – yet to score in the Prem this term – and target a trio of European stars, according to the Telegraph.

 Jamie Vardy is one striker being targeted by Chelsea this winterJamie Vardy is one striker being targeted by Chelsea this winter

The former Italy and Juventus manager is a long-term admirer of Palace’s former Liverpool and Aston Villa striker Benteke.

The Eagles big-man is currently injured, but is expected to be fit by the winter.

Meanwhile, Vardy appears increasingly frustrated at under-performing Leicester – having turned down a big-money move to Arsenal in the summer of 2016.

Chelsea are also plotting to send scouts to watch Boakye in Red Star Belgrade’s clash with Arsenal in the Europa League this week.

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 Crystal Palace forward Christian Benteke is on Antonio Conte's radarCrystal Palace forward Christian Benteke is on Antonio Conte’s radar

Source: https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/4701983/chelsea-antonio-conte-christian-benteke-jamie-vardy-richmond-boakye-transfer-news/

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