Three players Chelsea should sign on deadline day
It has been a somewhat disappointing transfer window for Chelsea. Despite the signings of Alvaro Morata, Antonio Rudiger, Tiemoue Bakayoko and Willy Caballero, the club are still lacking strength in depth following the departures of the likes of John Terry, Nathan Ake and Nathaniel Chalobah.
Here are three additions that Antonio Conte will be looking to make on the final day of the transfer window to boost confidence around Stamford Bridge as they continue their Premier League title defence:
The Daily Mail claimed that the Blues were rejected in their move to bring the Brazilian to Stamford Bridge earlier this summer, but there has been fresh speculation in recent days as Calciomercato and Metro quote Premium Sport as revealing that the Blues will make one final offer.
With only Marcos Alonso and Victor Moses in the wing back roles, adding another player there could be crucial if Chelsea do want to compete both domestically and in Europe. Sandro would be the world class quality that would make opponents fear facing the Blues.
Not all additions necessarily need to be world class though. Sky Sports claim that the club are in contact with Swansea and talks have been held over their 15 goal top scorer last season, Fernando Llorente.
The Spaniard would be the perfect addition to Conte’s squad given that he would likely play an understudy role to Alvaro Morata, exactly as he did at Juventus previously. His aerial power would offer another option and his experience will help his compatriot hugely as he adapts to the Premier League.
Rumours have been around for a while that Drinkwater is a target for the club and Sky Sports believe that he has now submitted a transfer request in order to force through a move. That could mean that the Blues can seal a deal before 11pm on deadline day.
Drinkwater would add depth in midfield, where the lack of options has already caused issues this season, and would also crucially add a homegrown player to the squad. After a number of homegrown players left in the summer, his presence will be a vital tool in the squad’s registration.