Our Chelsea fans here in the Transfer Tavern are hoping to see some young, English players through the door in the next window. Indeed, after reigning in the spending of late, that seems to be the way things are going.
Chelsea could possibly move for Newcastle captain Jamaal Lascelles in the summer. With their current captain Gary Cahill hitting 33 soon and having possibly his worse season at Chelsea so far, a younger model may be needed to replace the stalwart of a defender.
In the bar, many of the regulars believe Lascelles would be a great signing for the Blues, after his performances in the Premier League for the Magpies so far, although feel that there are better and younger defenders out there to target. Undoubtedly an improving defender, there are better options out there.
The Chelsea board are clearly looking at bringing in more English players into the side, with the recent acquisitions of Ross Barkley and Danny Drinkwater over the past couple of transfer windows. With that in mind, our landlord takes a look at TWO possible other defenders to go for…