The race to finish in the top four is on, and Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern are excited about their chances following a spectacular run of form at the tail end of the season.
Whether the Blues finish in the Champions League places would severely affect their summer transfer plans with the allure of Europe’s elite competition key to signing higher calibre players. Antonio Conte might have to pursue other targets should they only qualify for the Europa League.
According to Tuttosport (via talkSPORT), Conte will raid his former club Juventus for Kwadwo Asamoah who is out of contract in June and therefore available on a free. The 29-year-old has made 18 appearances in the Serie A, and the Old Lady are keen to tie him down to a new deal, but an exit looks far more likely.
Chelsea would rival Inter Milan for his signature for the Ghanaian international who is valued at £11.25m by Transfermarkt and Turkish side Galatasaray could also be interested after almost signing him last summer. Asamoah is proficient at left back, left wing back, left wing as well as centre midfield meaning he would be an excellent option for Conte if he is looking to rotate his squad next season – the Italian is extremely fond of players who are capable in a number of positions.
It remains to be seen how much first-team football he would receive should he make a move to Stamford Bridge. The Blues splashed out to sign Emerson from Roma in January with Marcos Alonso already first-choice at left back which would leave Asamoah as the third favourite in the pecking order.
Nevertheless, there is little to no risk in a free transfer meaning the Ghanaian could turn out to be a great piece of business for the club.
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