It’s been well over a decade now since the punters in the Transfer Tavern lamented the nouveau-riche Chelsea pulling apart the landscape of the Premier League.
Now established big time players, the Blues show no signs of being usurped by relative newcomers to the spending game, much to the dismay of the Everton fans crowded around the bar this evening.
That’s because, according to the Sun, the West Londoners have hit a breakthrough in the chase for Belgian international Axel Witsel.
The 27-year old is thought to have been chased by the Toffees, though top brass at Stamford Bridge are believed to have agreed personal terms with the player’s representatives.
Currently plying his trade with Russia giants Zenit St. Petersburg, the fallen Premier League champions now must agree a fee for the former Benfica midfielder.
The £28m rated star could become the second of Belgium’s disappointing EURO 2016 to move to Chelsea ahead of Antonio Conte’s arrival, following £33m forward Michy Batshuayi.
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