The Chelsea fans in the Tavern have been wanting this move for months…
For all of the progress that Antonio Conte has made at Chelsea, the Italian boss has hit somewhat of a brick wall.
Whilst his midfield and attacking players are firing on all cylinders, the Blues boss has been vocal about his sides’ lack of defensive stability – with a number of often-reliable defenders spells facing barren spells at the back.
It will come as no surprise then to recognise that Conte is desperate for defensive reinforcements, despite the recent capture of David Luiz – and he could make a shock move in January…
As per the Daily Telegraph, Antonio Conte has reportedly been handed a boost by Roman Abramovich – with the Russian owner set to finance a world record move for Juventus stalwart Leonardo Bonucci.
Bonucci and Conte, of course, know each other well – following on from Conte’s spells in Italy.
The Blues were reportedly chasing Bonucci over the summer, but a deal never came to pass – but Conte is seemingly refusing to give up.
The Chelsea fans in the Football Transfer Tavern are loving this. They think that Bonucci is easily one of the best defenders in world football; and a Chelsea switch will only mean good things for the club.
Our landlord isn’t so sure however. Bonucci is already 29 – and a world record move for a player that can play for a maximum of 5 years doesn’t sound like good business.
As with any transfer window, anything can happen – and everyone in the Football Transfer Tavern is expecting fireworks in January.
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