New Chelsea boss Antonio Conte wants to make Belgium’s Euro 2016 star Axel Witsel his first summer recruit, according to the Daily Mail.
The 27-year-old is also attracting interest from Everton but Chelsea are thought to hold the aces when it comes to making a move in the summer transfer window.
The news has been spotted by our landlord during his morning browse of the papers and the Chelsea fans here in the Transfer Tavern are excited at the prospect of the midfielder signing for the club.
Italian boss Conte is still involved in Euro 2016 after Italy defeated Spain in the round of 16 and he will start work with the Blues following the tournament.
One Chelsea fan is sat waiting for the Tuesday night quiz night to start and he thinks that Witsel would be a solid signing, stating that the club desperately needs some fresh legs in midfield.
Chelsea fans, who else should Conte sign this summer? Will Witsel be a good enough acquisition for the Blues?