The bar-stool-experts in the Transfer Tavern were well aware that Chelsea could undergo a Juventus-inspired-revolution upon the arrival of Antonio Conte at Stamford Bridge.
However, most of the names tended to centre around the likes of Leonardo Bonucci or Paul Pogba as the Italian looked to stamp his authority on the Blues squad in an instant.
While that pair are perhaps more blockbuster, Italian outlet Gazzetta Dello Sport, via Gazzetta World, claims the Old Lady are willing to sell midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah to the West London giants this summer.
The Ghanian emerged as a favourite under the 46-year old during his tenure in Turin and the dominant Serie A champions are understood to be open to the notion of a sale.
Despite only making 11 appearances last term, I Bianconeri are thought to value the 27-year old at around €20m should the fallen Premier League champions formalise their interest by way of a concrete offer.
He would provide pace and power on the wings, though he was ironically kept out of the starting lineup by on loan Chelsea flop Juan Cuadrado.
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