The summer transfer window may be several months away but it appears Chelsea are already working to bolster their squad in time for next season, which will likely see the Blues attempt to defend the Premier League title whilst returning to the Champions League – two challenges that require serious strength in depth.
Indeed, highly-rated Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu, often compared to Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil and famed for his proficiency at free kicks, has suggested he’s already in line to complete a summer move to Stamford Bridge. As translated by ESPN, he told Fanatik…
“God willing, I will be a Chelsea player next season. There are also a number of other clubs interested in signing me.”
Of course, Calhanoglu could simply be drumming up interest by linking himself with the Premier League champions in waiting, or there could be some truth to it. But either way, it’s pretty clear the Turkish international is keen on a summer switch to west London.
Yet, whether he’d actually suit Chelsea’s 3-4-3 system, and who he’d actually replace in their usual starting XI, remains open to some debate. So Blues fans, would the 22-year-old be a good signing for the club?