It’s expected to be a very busy few weeks at Stamford Bridge, and the Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern are expecting a lot of action…
It was clear against Burnley that there is a desperate need for offensive depth at Chelsea, with young Jeremie Boga forced into the first team given the injuries to both Pedro and Eden Hazard.
Over the coming weeks, then, it seems obvious that the attack is an area in which the Blues will look to improve, and according to the Mirror, Antonio Conte and co are already mulling over a potential target.
The Mirror reports that Chelsea are considering a move for Inter Milan midfielder Ivan Perisic, who has been attracting Man Utd for much of the summer. The 28-year-old had looked set to stay at Inter this summer, but Chelsea’s desperate need to sign players between now and the end of the summer could make the Blues willing to spend big.
Significantly, Chelsea appear to be ramping up their transfer movements in general – with the Mirror also noting that the Blues are ‘in negotiations’ over moves for Alex Sandro and Danny Drinkwater to name just two.
Perisic, of course, is a proven winger and is without doubt one of Europe’s best in his position. Unlike the typical modern attacking midfielder, he is a genuine wide man – with crossing and cutting to the outside both vital traits to his playstyle.
Perisic is a very underrated player, and were he playing for a bigger side in a more prominent league, he would undoubtedly be earning far more plaudits.
This could work in Chelsea’s favour, though, with very few aware of just how good the Croation is.
That said, at 28-years-old, he isn’t a spring chicken, and given his role on the left-hand side of the attack, he would be forced to compete with Eden Hazard when the Belgian is fit again. He likely wouldn’t be happy to play back-up to the winger, so this is something to consider.
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