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|Posté le: Sam 26 Mai - 10:51 (2018) Sujet du message: What do Chelsea need in the transfer window this summer?
| What do Chelsea need in the transfer window this summer?
| sbo666 With Antonio Conte's future at Chelsea far from certain, we look at what the club needs in order to return to the top four. Conte could depart the west London club this summer despite winning the Premier League and FA Cup in his two seasons at Stamford Bridge. The Italian has endured a fraught relationship with the Blues from the moment he sent an ill-advised text message to Diego Costa at the end of the 2016/17 campaign.
Then came his new contract featuring a hefty pay rise but no extension, and Chelsea's transfer policy, which included the sale of Nemanja Matic to Manchester United, strained relations further. While a new manager is expected, what Chelsea appear to need most is a squad overhaul. Only Cesar Azpilicueta, N'Golo Kante, Willian and Eden Hazard are immune from criticism for a woeful Premier League title defence. sbo666
Top of the in-tray for Conte's successor would be securing the long-term future of Hazard, with Real Madrid expected to table an offer as part of Zinedine Zidane's plans to reshuffle his squad. Thibaut Courtois has made no secret of his desire to one day return to Madrid but said he will not decide on his future until after the World Cup. The Belgian 'keeper's contract expires next summer, and the club will be keen not to lose him on a free transfer.
A change in approach based on long-term stability is unlikely, but more opportunities for Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Mason Mount following their respective loan spells at Crystal Palace and Vitesse Arnhem would be welcomed by supporters. sbo666