Tottenham looking to steal a march on Chelsea in pursuit of impressive Englishman, Conte is a big fan

Chelsea desperately need a new central defender, and the fans in the Transfer Tavern are hoping that the Blues will look to the Premier League for a solution…

After all, players that are already in the Premier League will need little to no adjusting after the move, and with Chelsea likely to have a target on their back next season – Conte must ensure that his squad is impressing from the first game of the campaign.

A deal for Middlesbrough defender Ben Gibson makes a lot of sense, then, with the Sun suggesting that the Blues are keen on a move. However, a deal may well be tough to come by, with the report also noting that Tottenham are ready to move for the English defender – with Mauricio Pochettino seemingly keen.

The fact that Gibson is in-demand certainly won’t come as a surprise, given how well he has done this year. Having recently earned an international call-up, Gibson has impressed in the Premier League – making 30 Premier League starts in an otherwise disappointing team.

Tottenham are seemingly keen to get one up on the Blues, who look likely to beat Pochettino’s side to the Premier League title this season.

Chelsea fans – thoughts?

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