The Daily Express claim that Chelsea fans in the Football Transfer Tavern could well be in for a long summer after it became clear that the Blues were about to miss out on Charlie Austin.
Chelsea and Jose Mourinho were at one point favourites for the Queens Park Rangers forward, who is odds on to leave the relegated club, but it seems that Newcastle United will be the lucky ones to land the striker.
Now as one of our punters notes over a beer and burger by our landlord, Austin will certainly get more playing time in the north east, but in terms of trophies and European football, Chelsea would certainly be the club for him.
Should the Blues lose out in the chase for Austin, they will certainly need to bring in another forward, and as our landlord notes, they have been heavily linked with Aston Villa forward Christian Benteke.
Chelsea fans. Would you now make Austin an offer he can’t refuse or is he better off at Newcastle? Let us know your thoughts below.