The pulses of the Chelsea fans celebrating loudly in the Transfer Tavern are still racing following a thrilling 4-3 win over Watford last night, their first game as Premier League champions under Antonio Conte.
With the Blues in the bar already looking ahead to next season, many of our west London locals are discussing what transfer activity the club need to conduct this summer.
Though many of them believe Conte needs to acquire a few astute additions going ahead to next season, the Stamford Bridge giants clearly need to sell in order to free up space.
So, Newcastle Evening Chronicle journalist Lee Ryder’s latest tweet is likely to excite fans. He claims a deal to take Christian Atsu to Newcastle on a permanent basis is ‘very close’ following the Ghanian’s loan spell at St. James’ Park in the Championship season just past.
— Lee Ryder (@lee_ryder) May 16, 2017
The 25-year-old has struggled to make much of an impact in SW6 since joining from Porto in 2013 and many of our resident Chelsea fans hope the money received for him will be put towards new recruits.