The Chelsea fans here in the Transfer Tavern have been a miserable bunch for the majority of this season, with the Blues supporters looking forward to Antonio Conte arriving at Stamford Bridge in the summer.
The Italian boss looks likely to join the West Londoners after the European Championships, where he will look to win the trophy as manager of the Italy national team.
Our landlord has spotted an article in today’s Daily Star that claims Inter Milan central defender Andrea Ranocchia is a top target for Chelsea, should Conte get the managerial gig in the summer.
The Italian is a big fan of the defender and wants the 28-year-old to replace outgoing Chelsea skipper John Terry, who will leave the club in the summer.
One Chelsea fan is eagerly awaiting the Easter Monday entertainment that the landlord has booked for the evening and he thinks Ranocchia would be a cracking signing, stating that a central defender is the first player that any new manager will need to get through the door.
Chelsea fans, would you welcome the Italian defender? Is he the man to replace Terry?