His name is Stefan Savic. Not too many households outside the Balkans will know who that is. If it helps at all, he made his debut for Montenegro in August this year.
Still nothing? Well, he’s a 19 year-old centre back, currently playing for Serbian side, FK Partizan, and Carlo Ancelotti likes the look of him. Chelsea’s recent defensive troubles have sparked a media frenzy, with practically every big name player being mooted as the solution to Chelsea’s problems.
But all of them have been established players, most of them already playing at big clubs with no obvious reason for wanting to leave. Savic is the first potential target to address not only Chelsea’s current problem at the back, but also their ageing squad which, for the first time, has started to look weak, or at least not what it once was.
If Chelsea can unearth another Nemanja Vidic, and pay £7m for a defender who could give them 15 years of service, they could go a long way to solving the problems, current and future, which have seen their title challenge stall.
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