Impressive 25-year-old tops Chelsea’s summer wish list as Conte plots major overhaul

The Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern are hoping for a few new signings this summer, and Antonio Conte is reportedly hoping for the same…

According to the Independent, Virgil van Dijk is a priority target for Chelsea this summer – with Conte plotting a bit of a defensive rebuild. Significantly, at least six signings are reportedly planned – with the arrival of van Dijk apparently Conte’s main defensive priority.

Whilst news of six new signings is exciting the Chelsea fans in the pub, the potential arrival of Virgil van Dijk has got all the Blues fans¬†talking. The Dutchman is, of course, one of Europe’s most highly rated defenders – having proven his quality for Southampton in recent years.

John Terry is, of course, expected to leave at the end of the season, and many are touting van Dijk as the perfect replacement. Strong on the ball, in the air and defensively sound – he would certainly help to fill a Terry-shaped hole.

Our landlord thinks that Chelsea need to add a few players this summer, especially with the return of the Champions League, and he has noted that the signing of a few defenders is of paramount importance.

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