Chelsea supporters in the Transfer Tavern are disappointed that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has opted to reject a move to the Premier League Champions.
Reports emerged earlier this week that Oxlade-Chamberlain had rejected a proposed £40M to Chelsea. It is believed that the 24-year-old is eager to play a central role, rather than operating as a wing-back hence his decision to refuse a move to West London.
This has left the Blues in a rather precarious situation with time running out in the transfer window. Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain was sighted as a player who would provide Conte with invaluable cover in a number of positions, most notably at wing-back.
Accordingly, the Chelsea hierarchy must be prepared to target another wing-back before the deadline tonight. A club of their stature can’t compete in four major competitions with just two wing-backs. Our landlord has identified Southampton’s Cedric Soares as a player that the Blues should target before the conclusion of the transfer window.
The 25-year-old has testified his ability to thrive in the Premier League, and he’s also attained crucial experience with the Portuguese national team, he was a vital figure in their successful European Championship.
From a defensive perspective, Soares is lauded for his marvellous tackling ability. On the other end of the pitch, the Portuguese full-back is highly regarded for his terrific crossing ability and his tendency to shoot from long distance.
The Blues can ill-afford another rejection this window. Thus they must act promptly to ensure that their businesses is concluded before the deadline.
Chelsea fans, do you agree? Let us know!
Click here to comment on this articleor
Give us feedback on your Football Transfer Tavern experience