Chelsea’s transfer activity has perhaps gone under the radar amid the circus currently going on in Manchester, though the Blues in the Transfer Tavern are just as excited about the season ahead as their United and City counterparts.
With Michy Batshuayi through the door already, the West London giants are thought to have turned their attentions towards central defence, as Antonio Conte plots his major overhaul at Stamford Bridge.
Defensive frailty has been a sewing motif amongst many of the Premier League powerhouses, making top class stoppers hard to come by, as well as hugely expensive.
Still, money has seldom been a problem for the fallen champions of England and according to TMW, they could call on their lavish funds once again.
They suggest that the club will offer Roma defender Kostas Manolas a bumper deal in order to lure him from the Italian capital, one that will prove simply too hard to resist.
Normally, is it believed that I Giallorossi would also have problem snubbing such a big deal, though they are tied to a restriction in that Olympiakos are reportedly due half of any fee they should receive.
Still, the report claims that a deal for the 25-year old is ‘likely’, though it could drag on into the January transfer window.
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