As reported by Italian outlet Corriere dello Sport, Chelsea are interested in adding midfielder Renato Sanches to their squad this summer, although Bayern Munich are only interested in sending him out on loan.
The report states that because the German club paid a large fee for him last season and still see him as having a long-term future at the club, they’d prefer to see him leave on a temporary basis.
While that’s not traditionally the kind of deal Chelsea have done in recent seasons, it’s still one that could make sense if Antonio Conte feels like he needs more depth in a squad that will be competing in three domestic competitions and the UEFA Champions League next season.
With Nemanja Matic’s future far from certain at Stamford Bridge, it’d make sense to bring in a bright young talent alongside the established stars at the club and new signing Tiemoue Bakayoko.
It’s certainly a potential deal that has been exciting Blues fans and they took to Twitter to share their thoughts on it all…
— Thea (@theaalyanna7) July 30, 2017
I just hope Conte is able to convince Sanches…. The competition is as tough for Sanches at Chelsea as it's at Milan. #CFC
— #FLEMZEEY CFC (@_flemzeey) July 28, 2017
Since Essien left Chelsea Renato sanches would be the closest thing Chelsea have ever had to Michael Essien hope they conclude the deal #CFC
— Menzi Ntuli (@Young_Until) July 28, 2017
So Renato Sanches. In place of Matic. An upgrade without a doubt. #CFC
— 👑rayнan👑 (@TheLoyalBlooRay) July 30, 2017
— Thomas (@tj_wheaton) July 30, 2017
I would love Renato Sanches at Chelsea but what's the point of nurturing his skills & talent and then donating him back to Bayern? #CFC
— SKCFC (@ShauryaCFC) July 30, 2017
Chelsea fans are so dim. Renato Sanches on loan doesn't mean we're a small club or we're developing him. It means squad depth for UCL #CFC
— King Didier (@TheKingOfMunich) July 30, 2017
Renato Sanches would be an unreal signing. Doesnt matter whether it is on loan or a permanent deal. #CFC
— Dániel Katona (@DanielKatona17) July 30, 2017