The Sun are reporting that Chelsea have gone ahead of Everton, Juventus, Inter Milan and Napoli in the race for Axel Witsel’s signature and the Blues fans in the Transfer Tavern are enjoying seeing their club act quickly to try and bring players in.
It’ll be Antonio Conte’s first season in the Premier League as the manager at Stamford Bridge and many are eagerly awaiting his debut in August after seeing his passionate touchline antics with the Italian national team at EURO 2016.
But whilst he’s been busy coaching his country he’s also managed to begin building his squad in West London, with Witsel the latest name linked.
What’s up for debate though is whether the Belgian is the player Chelsea’s midfield needs?
Undoubtedly a good player, though he’s never reached the heights he perhaps should have and arguably there are other midfielders Conte and the club should prioritise instead.
Our landlord thinks so too and so here are FIVE midfielders the club should sign over the Belgian international.