Chelsea are preparing for a summer of change with the appointment of Maurizio Sarri closing in to replace Antonio Conte in the Stamford Bridge with many in line to face the exit door as well as new faces coming in.
And the soon-to-be announced Chelsea boss is considering the signing of Napoli’s Elseid Hysaj, whom he’s worked with at Napoli and Empoli.
The Transfer Market Web claims the 2016/17 Premier League winner have seen a £37m (€42m) offer for the Albania international ‘turned down’ by the Serie A club.
Napoli chiefs are apparently said to be requesting at least £53m (€60m) before the will consider selling their prized asset. Hysaj, however, could join Chelsea and replace Victor Moses on the right side of Chelsea’s defence if a deal can be agreed with Napoli.
Sarri will be looking to strenghtening the Chelsea team he will take over from Conte this summer and it’s believed a transfer that will see him the Blues new manager is on cards.
It has also been addressed by Arsenal former player and legend Paul Merson addresses Chelsea’s defence and the attack section are the two areas they should consider addressing this summer.
“I wouldn’t say Chelsea need a new manager because Antonio Conte is one of the best in the world but I do think he will leave and I just think it needs to be done sooner rather than later.
“Arsenal have done their business right as Unai Emery has now got time to improve his squad.
“Chelsea need to get it done quickly because if they don’t get players in they won’t win anything as anyone who comes in won’t be better than Conte.
“I think they need strengthening at the back with a centre-half and another forward.
“I’m a big fan of Alvaro Morata’s but I just don’t know whether he’s up to the Premier League week-in, week-out so I think they’ll sell him and get another striker in.
“Olivier Giroud has proven to be a great buy but I’d like to see another forward in.
“I’d like to see Robert Lewandowski but without Champions League football the price would have to be right.”