Chelsea look set to steal an early summer transfer window march on rivals Manchester United, after reports emerged in Todomercadoweb that the Blues want to secure the services of Valencia midfielder Andre Gomes.
The West Londoners have entered discussions with the midfielder’s agent Jorge Mendes over a possible summer deal, which will no doubt upset the hierarchy at Old Trafford.
The news has gone a long way to raise the spirits among the Chelsea supporters here in the Transfer Tavern, with the group having to withstand a barrage of abuse from supporters of other clubs this season after a miserable campaign.
The 22-year-old Valencia player first caught the eye at former club Benfica and he has been one of the Spanish club’s better players this season, in a largely poor campaign.
Our knowledgeable landlord is sat discussing this news with one of his pals and he thinks Gomes could be a good player for the Blues, although he does question his ability to instantly adapt to life in the Premier League.
Chelsea fans, what do you know about Gomes? Will he displace Nemanja Matic in the current team?