Chelsea’s attempts to strengthen their leaky defence have largely come in vein so far this season, much to the dismay of the Blues propping up the bar in the Transfer Tavern.
Having shelled out for David Luiz and Marcos Alonso, the west London giants look no more resolute than last season whatsoever.
So, reports from Italian outlet Calciomercato claiming Antonio Conte is keen on a move for a former favourite of his have come as good news to the Stamford Bridge faithful.
They suggest the Italian coach is ready to battle Barcelona for Stephen Lichtsteiner, who is out of favour with Juventus.
The arrival of Dani Alves in Turin has seen the Swiss relegated to the bench and he has previously excelled under Conte’s stewardship with the Old Lady.
With Branislav Ivanovic struggling to replicate the sort of form he showed in his earlier years of late, the Chelsea fans in the Tavern are praying for the arrival of the 32-year-old.
A powerful right-back, the former Lazio man seems tailor made for the brand of football Conte so enjoys.
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