The Chelsea fans here in the Football Transfer Tavern would be dancing on the pool tables if this one happened…
The 2016 summer transfer window was a successful one for the Blues in the Tavern, with Chelsea signing a number of sought after players despite their failure to qualify for the Champions League this season.
N’Golo Kante and Michy Batshuayi have come in and immediately made an impact with the club – but it doesn’t look like Antonio Conte is resting on his laurels.
It seems that Antonio Conte is plotting a massive deal ahead of next summer…
According to the Express, Chelsea are prepared to make a world-record £86 million bid for Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann, with Conte seemingly keen to bolster his attacking options.
The Frenchman has been a long-term Chelsea target, with Jose Mourinho seemingly keen on bringing him to SW6 during his tenure at the helm of the club.
The deal could, however, prove difficult; with Atletico Madrid currently amidst a two-year transfer ban – meaning that they would be unable to sign a replacement for a year should a deal for Greizmann go through.
Our landlord thinks that whilst £86 million is an extortionate fee; the Blues would, without doubt, be getting one of the best forwards in the world.
As the below table, provided by whoscored.com, suggests – Griezmann has been at the top of his game since his arrival in Madrid.
He is consistently rating around the 7-8/10 mark, which has even impressed our landlord; and he is a hard man to please!
His goal record is also gradually improving, with the French forward edging ever closer to a 1-in-1 record.
He would definitely walk into the Chelsea first team, regardless of how good Diego Costa is playing.
Chelsea fans – Excited? Can you see it happening?
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