The Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern are convinced that Antonio Conte won’t hang around for very long…
His spell in London has been tumultuous, to say the least, with his long-term future remaining in the balance at the moment. His decision to renew his contract without an extension served to increase speculation, and that has only ramped up over the last few months.
However, it appears as though the Chelsea brass are desperate to keep hold of the manager, and they could be willing to make a few major moves to keep the Italian in London. According to the Mirror, Chelsea are keen to please Antonio Conte by investing in fresh talent, with moves for both Alex Sandro and Alexis Sanchez being mooted.
Sandro, it is noted, is intrigued by the prospect of a move to the Premier League, though a deal for Sanchez could prove more difficult – with a number of sides likely to be in the race given his potential free agent status.
In truth, both players will not be easy to land, and so Chelsea will be expected to pay big money to get their men, but that just goes to show how desperate the club is to keep hold of their manager.
Conte, for his part, certainly deserves financial investment – having led the Blues to a shock Premier League title against all odds last season. He had his team playing fantastically, and that trend has continued this season, albeit with limited success thus far.
Certainly, the acquisition of the two players – who are arguably amongst the best in the world in their respective positions – would please the Italian, though signing them is not a foregone conclusion, and thus Conte’s future will remain uncertain.
Keeping Conte at the club is vital for Chelsea.
Though there is no clear plan for the Italian to depart, he certainly hasn’t declared that his long-term future will be at Stamford Bridge, and until that happens, it’s a worrying time for the Blues.
He’s already gone down in the history books at Stamford Bridge, but now it remains to be seen just how long his legendary spell will continue for. Signing these two players would certainly improve the chances of that happening.
Chelsea fans – thoughts?
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