Daily Star is today reporting that Mourinho is ready to submit a bid for Paris Saint Germain midfielder Blaise Matuidi to order to replace Nigerian midfielder John Obi Mikel in his squad, who he plans to axe in the near future, and our resident Blues fans here in the Transfer Tavern are rejoicing!
Many of our resident Chelsea fans have been shouting for Mikel to be shipped out for years, and do not see what he offers to the Chelsea squad. Therefore the news he could be replaced with Matuidi has been greeted with big cheers and the chinking of pints.
It is difficult to see PSG parting with the French midfielder who has featured heavily for them under Laurent Blanc for many seasons.
He has made over 50 appearances a season for the French champions over the past three seasons and has played 190 games since his move from Saint Etienne in 2011.
However, there are no guarantees in football and a big money offer from the Blues could see them willing to cash in, despite having over two-and-a-half years left on his contract!
Chelsea fans. How do you feel about Mikel at Chelsea? Would Matuidi be a better option at defensive midfield? Let us know what you think in the comment section below!