It’s quite incredible to see a side that finished as Premier League champions being left with a lot of work to do in the transfer market but that’s the situation Antonio Conte has found himself in.
The Blues have so far added Willy Caballero and Antonio Rudiger to their ranks, two signings that don’t really improve the depth of the squad but instead replace outgoing players following the departures of Asmir Begovic, John Terry and Nathan Ake, whilst Tiemoue Bakayoko looks set to arrive from Monaco.
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Bakayoko’s arrival will likely pave the way for Nemanja Matic to move on, though, again meaning the Blues haven’t strengthened their depth, and they could find themselves in a similar position when it comes to strengthening the attack.
Diego Costa has been informed he’s surplus to requirements and is angling for a return to Atletico Madrid this summer, which puts the Blues under pressure to sign a top class replacement- and things haven’t gone well to date.
Manchester United won the race to land Romelu Lukaku and the situation concerning Real Madrid’s Alvaro Morata is a bit odd, as it seems there’s been a lot of interest in his services this summer but, as of yet, no concrete advances.
A top class deal has landed on a plate for Chelsea this summer, though, in the form of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, with Borussia Dortmund willing to do business, although The Sun reports Liverpool are also in the hunt.
Missing out on Aubameyang would be another meteoric blow, especially if the Gabonese ace moved to a Premier League rival, and Chelsea can’t let the chance pass them by as he’s the sort of signing that will excite fans this summer.
Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal and Liverpool have already got the fans whipped up in excitement following the captures of Romelu Lukaku, Bernardo Silva, Alexandre Lacazette and Mohamed Salah, respectively, and it’s now Chelsea’s turn to make a statement of intent.
For that to happen, though, Aubameyang is really the only man for Chelsea.