Having watched Antonio Conte face the media for the first time as Chelsea manager, the Blues in the Transfer Tavern have been dreaming with wide eyed wonderment about the Italian’s era.
With Leicester City lynchpin N’Golo Kante said to be closing in on a move to join the new coach in West London, these are no doubt exciting times for those in SW6.
Though the combative French midfielder is expected to freshen the engine room at Stamford Bridge, the Daily Mail the Foxes ace will be brought in to replace a certain Nemanja Matic.
The stoic Serbian stalwart was a major disappointment last term amid their nightmare season and has been linked with both Juventus and a reunion with Jose Mourinho at Manchester United this summer.
Still, despite those enquiries, the club are believed to have told the 27-year old they want him to stay under their new regime, though he is understood to be tempted by the notion of a move to Old Trafford.
Can Matic get back on track with Man United? Let us know below….
Click here to comment on this articleor
Give us feedback on your Football Transfer Tavern experience