Chelsea have historically struggled in the transfer market following Premier League success and they’re finding similar issues this summer after lifting the title in May.
The signings of Antonio Rudiger and Tiemoue Bakayoko have improved Chelsea’s line in key-areas but the depth within the squad hasn’t really been strengthened, with the Blues already losing Nathan Ake and John Terry, whilst both Nemanja Matic and Diego Costa seem set to depart.
Costa’s departure in particular will leave a huge hole to fill in Chelsea’s attack and Antonio Conte is having a disastrous time trying to find a replacement, with Manchester United beating the Blues to the services of Romelu Lukaku, and the Italian boss has struggled to find an alternative.
Rather than going for a sensible approach though and trying to pursue a striker who could actually be brought to Stamford Bridge, Chelsea have instead decided to try and lure Sergio Aguero from Manchester City- which is basically the footballing equivalent of taking Twitter off Donald Trump.
Sergio Aguero’s Premier League record for Man City:
54% shot acc.
22% conversion rate
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— Squawka Football (@Squawka) July 17, 2017
Sky Sports report Chelsea have ‘serious and strong’ interest in Aguero but the chances of Manchester City selling, especially to a Premier League rival, are next to zero- and the Blues may be left with egg on their face once again.
Amidst all this, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang seems to be available from Borussia Dortmund, with AC Milan keen on the Gabonese ace, whilst Andrea Belotti is also available from Torino as long as the Blues match the Italian side’s incredible asking price.
Moving for a striker like that would be too easy though and Chelsea instead seem to be intent on sabotaging their whole transfer window and leaving egg all over their face.
With just weeks to go until the new Premier League season, Chelsea are really setting themselves up for some major problems in the defence of their crown and it seems the Blues haven’t learned their lesson from their previous post title winning struggles.