With John Terry having left Chelsea, the Blues in the bar of the Transfer Tavern are eager to see just who Antonio Conte brings in to replace the Stamford Bridge icon over the course of this summer.
One of the major candidates to replace the former England skipper to have been discussed by our west London locals over the years has actually been a man on the club’s books for years, Danish defender Andreas Christensen. Indeed, the 21-year-old has largely been looked upon as a rather prestigious talent by our punters over that period, impressing during two loan spells with German side Borussia Mönchengladbach.
Still, reports emanating out of Italy suggest the Danish international is attracting interest from elsewhere. According to Gianluca Di Marzio, Serie A giants Inter Milan have made an enquiry about the star, who may struggle for first-team minutes under Conte – despite his obvious talent.
Roma defender Antonio Rudiger has been strongly linked with a move to SW6 of late and, with the likes of David Luiz, Gary Cahill and Cesar Azpilicueta also at the Bridge, central defence could be a well-stocked position.
However, many of the resident Chelsea fans in the bar hope he stays, predicting big things for him in the future.