In Focus: Candreva gives Chelsea much needed depth on right flank

As reported by The Mirror, Chelsea are preparing to make a move for Inter Milan wide man Antonio Candreva this summer.

What’s the story?

With the Blues needing to build a squad that has the numbers to compete in both the English Premier League and UEFA Champions League over the coming season, Antonio Conte needs to make a few more acquisitions before the end of the transfer window.

To that end he’s green lit a move for Italy international Antonio Candreva. The Mirror say Italian club Inter Milan are ready to do a deal for around £25m and the Blues are keen to snap him up.

What Chelsea need?

Candreva offers Chelsea depth for Conte’s preferred team shape, the 3-4-3 formation that provided the catalyst for the Blues’ title winning success last season.

Last season he scored eight goals and created 11 assists for his teammates in all competitions, pointing to a player with the experience and quality to be a consistent and effective force in top-flight football.

The 30-year-old would add serious depth to that crucial right flank both for Victor Moses and further forward too. In every respect, if the deal can be done fairly and for the right price, this seems like a potentially excellent signing.