Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern got a bit ahead of themselves when they heard reports said a Juventus midfielder was their prime target this summer- but the celebrations were cut short when they realised it’s not Paul Pogba.
Metro, citing Italian publication CalcioMercatoNews, state Chelsea’s search for a box-to-box midfielder has seen them place Pogba’s Juventus team-mate Claudio Marchisio at the top of their summer wish-list.
The 30-year-old has proved to be an excellent part of Juventus’ successful side in recent years, making last season’s Champions League Team of the Year as the Turin giants finished runners-up, and Chelsea are keen to bring him to Stamford Bridge.
With Antonio Conte widely reported to have been lined-up to become Chelsea manager from this summer, the Blues want to reunite Marchisio with his former manager from Turin.
Whilst the links regarding Conte have seen a number of Serie A stars linked with a move to Stamford Bridge, Marchisio is said to be the priority for the West London giants.
Our landlord believes the Italian international would be the perfect fit for Chelsea’s side, although he feels further recruitments need to be made.
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