The Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern are entirely hopeful of a busy summer of activity as Antonio Conte looks to whip the side into shape for next season.
Despite having won the Premier League title at a relative canter last season, the FA Cup loss to Arsenal and the busier schedule next term are reasons why our west London locals are desperate to see the club splash the cash.
So, reports from the London Evening Standard have caused annoyance amongst the Blues in the bar.
They claim the Premier League champions are unwilling to meet Real Madrid’s reported £70m of James Rodriguez. Touted as a big name target for the Stamford Bridge giants, the Colombian looks all but certain to leave Los Blancos this summer.
Still, despite the fact he’s struggled to impose himself upon first-team proceedings in the Spanish capital, the Champions League holders are said to be eager to make a profit on him.
He may well have struggled in Spain, though few would doubt his quality in the final third.
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