Chelsea will be hoping to launch a successful defence of their Premier League crown next season under Antonio Conte, and it’s looking very much like the squad could have a distinctly different look to it.
The Blues are being linked with a host of new players, while the likes of Diego Costa appear to be on their way if reports in various media sources are to be believed.
Our Chelsea fans here in the Tavern though remain confident of another trophy laden season next year under Conte, and our landlord has been getting into the nitty gritty of transfer business with them this week.
One player our landlord thinks the club could be looking to sign is current Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte, who has become one of the most sought after centre halves on the continent over the past few seasons.
Laporte has a real class about him which suggests he is set right for the top, and he is exactly the sort of player Chelsea should be looking to move for if they are to improve their squad for next year.
Brilliant with the ball at his feet and also strong and dominant in tackles and in the air, Laporte would appear ready made for the Premier League. A partnership with David Luiz would certainly be a solid one, and the Blues could do a lot worse than move for Laporte.
Chelsea fans, what do you think? Agree? Let us know!