Metro certainly have Chelsea fans looking up from their drinks here in the Football Transfer Tavern as the publication claim that the Blues are set to spend £30 million on a top quality player.
However, there are a few confused faces when the player turns out to be Roma defender Mehdi Benatia.
The issue is not the player’s quality or even his price tag; it is the fact that Chelsea are in dire need of another forward.
The Blues require a player who can score goals; not one who can shore up the already tight defence.
Yes, another defender may be needed after the departure of David Luiz but the fact that Branislav Ivanovic can easily slot into the heart of the defence means Benatia’s signature isn’t a necessity.
Ivanovic has switched positions several times during pre-season and leads us to note that a striker would probably contribute to Jose Mourinho’s squad far more and potentially even fire the Blues to the Premier League title.
Chelsea fans. What do you think of the links with another defender? Are you tearing your hair out about the fact you only have one top forward, an OAP and the most trolled man on the internet up top? Let us know your thoughts below.
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