Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern are ecstatic with Antonio Conte’s maiden campaign in charge at Stamford Bridge but they’ve made it clear that significant squad alterations are needed in order to compete in Europe next term.
Amidst all the top-class names that a linked with a move to West London, there is also likely to be a flurry of activity concerning exits from the Blues and one player has discussed his intention to leave Chelsea this summer- although he’d only be making a short journey.
The Evening Standard, citing comments made to BBC Radio London, quotes Tomas Kalas, currently on-loan at Fulham, as stating he’s keen to earn a permanent switch to the Cottagers this summer- regardless of whether they achieve promotion to the Premier League.
Fulham are currently battling it out for a play-off spot, as they seek to join Newcastle United and Brighton in the top-flight next season, but face a stern test in the remaining weeks of the season. Even if they fail with that ambition, Kalas sees his future at Craven Cottage.
“We’re in touch with Fulham and Chelsea and we’re sorting out my situation for next season,”
“Getting promoted would help, but anyway, everyone knows that I’d like to stay, not because I wouldn’t like to play anywhere else but because I’m playing every game and that’s all I need.”
“I’m living in an area I know, so right now it’s perfect scenario for me to stay.”
With the 23-year-old’s contract due to expire next season, and Kalas only making three senior appearances for Chelsea, it seems likely that he’ll leave this summer- but for now he’ll have to focus on the club’s remaining fixtures against Brentford and Sheffield Wednesday.
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