It is the Chelsea transfer story that just won’t go away, and unfortunately for The Blues – it is not good news.
Nemanja Matic reportedly wants out of Chelsea this summer, with Juventus interested in taking the Serbian midfielder to Turin.
Despite Chelsea’s numerous attempts to hold onto the stalwart midfield, it appears that Matic has not been convinced by Conte’s Chelsea project, and wants to move away and find a new challenge.
It might not be the only bad news for The Blues this summer, as with transfer deadline day fast approaching, it would not be a surprise to see a few more stars vying for the exit door this summer
With that, here are THREE players that could follow Nemanja Matic out of Chelsea…
Although this deal looks set to be just a loan move, it could have disastrous consequences for The Blues.
Trader looks set for a loan move to Ajax this season, as he looks to continue his develop as a top striker. The issue is that Traore already looks good enough to lead the Chelsea line, and especially considering The Blues lack of offensive depth…this deal really makes no sense.
The argument can be made that Traore won’t get an opportunity to play every week with The Blues, but it seems hard to believe that a couple of games a month combined with daily training with The Blues will bring the best out of the prolific front man.
The deal looks even worse on paper when you look at this next star that might leave The Blues this summer…
Many fans would no doubt be pleased to see the back of Loic Remy, the French forward who has spent more time injured than on the pitch in the last few years.
But if you take away both Remy and Traore, The Blues are left with just two first team strikers. If you consider that Antonio Conte is often keen to utilise two forwards, that depth is starting to look non-existent.
It means that Chelsea will definitely have to go back into the transfer market to sign a striker, and given that the window is set to close in a few short weeks – the club will be looking at inflated prices across the board.
The man that never really got his Chelsea career started.
Juan Cuadrado has never looked comfortable in a Blue shirt, and despite Antonio Conte claiming that he wants to keep the Columbian attacker; most fans in Blue will be pleased to see the back of the £28million flop.
He is definitely suited to the Italian league, so a move there would suit all parties.