The Chelsea fans here in the Football Transfer Tavern are desperate for the Premier League champions to catch up with their domestic rivals, who are all getting their summer business going.
With both Manchester clubs and Arsenal having confirmed signings already, the Blues in the bar are desperate for news of what’s going on at Stamford Bridge.
A number of the punters are happy to see a small line from The Express this evening, though, which drops a hint over the future of midfielder Nemanja Matic.
The Serbian international, who played a key role in lifting a second league title in three seasons, has been linked with a reunion with former manager Jose Mourinho at Manchester United this summer, however the report from The Express claims that he may not be moving after all, regardless of who Antonio Conte brings in over the coming weeks.
Our landlord has been telling fans for weeks now that, while there may be a lot of players vying for the central midfield spot at Stamford Bridge in the coming season, letting Matic, who is reportedly on £90k-a-week at Chelsea, go to United would be a very short-sighted decision from the powers that be in west London.
Blues fans, we want to hear from you! Do you think Matic will be at the club come the start of the season? Let us know below…