Whatever Maurizio Sarri makes of the squad he has inherited at Chelsea – where he will be charged with taking them back into the Champions League – he is not short on a central midfielder.
He will be able to choose from N’Golo Kante, Cesc Fabregas, Ross Barkley, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Danny Drinkwater, Tiemoue Bakayoko and new signing Jorginho in the engine room as he sets about bringing his attractive style of football to Stamford Bridge.
However, it would appear that the recently-deposed champions are not content with their midfield options, as they have been linked with a move for Colombian international Wilmar Barrios from Boca Juniors.
The man who riled England in the last 16 of the World Cup – where he should have been sent off for a headbutt on Jordan Henderson and then proceeded to make a mockery of his reprieve by repeatedly hacking down opponents – reportedly has a release clause of around £14.5m.
So, we asked Blues fans whether Barrios is good enough to succeed at Stamford Bridge and although the results were close, 57 per cent of those who responded do not want him to sign – as you can see from the full results below…