Antonio Conte hints at fifth Chelsea signing ahead of Singapore tour

Arsenal Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Arsenal Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

"I am so happy to be here". It's not a surprise to see so many massive clubs from European football keen to sign him and now it appears as though the youngster has a big decision to make.

The 24-year-old is expected to sign a five-year deal at Stamford Bridge after a deal reported to be worth 80 million euros ($92.2 million) was agreed with Real Madrid.

Chelsea will continue to prepare for the defence of their Premier League title with a friendly against Bayern Munich on Tuesday at Singapore's National Stadium.

"I think that it's right to continue with Cahill, if he plays, it's right he's the captain", said Conte, as quoted by The London Evening Standard.

"We are delighted to complete Alvaro's signing and welcome him to the club".

"Last season, because of the schedule with no Champions League and we went out early in the League Cup, we were all fit for most of the season, the manager didn't have to make a lot of changes".

"Alvaro has proven class at the highest level and his quality will be a huge asset to Antonio and the squad".

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"He's a good striker". It's very important that the club understand your idea and the club is ready also to work together, to try together, and to have this solid foundation.

"Last season it was a hard season for Michy but don't forget he scored a very important goal to give us the title", Conte said.

Chelsea begin their Premier League campaign the following weekend against Burnley.

"In January, the Costa situation was very clear for the club, for him and his agent", Conte told reporters.

"It's important to be realistic and to understand where I stay now. And we have time, eventually, to extend this contract", Conte added.

Real Madrid exercised a buy-back clause to bring Morata back from Juventus a year ago, having joined the Italian club in 2014 just days after Conte's exit in Turin.

Chelsea did lose winger Pedro midway through the first half after he suffered suspected concussion following a clash with the Arsenal goalkeeper, David Ospina.

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