Ending this past season outside the top-four in the Premier League table won’t be seeing Chelsea compete in next season’s Champions League.
In such a scenario, the Blues need to strengthen every core of their team for the upcoming season, but before doing that, there needs to be clarifications over the future of Antonio Conte who has heavily been said to face the exit door this summer and Chelsea are believed on appointing Napoli’s Maurizio Sarri as his successor this summer.
That being said, it appears the Chelsea FC owner, Roman Abramovich is the one managing the affairs of recruiting players this summer and his said to eyeing move for a top quality striker for his team.
According to emerging reports from Spanish outlet Don Balon, the tabloid claim the Russian billionaire has “agreed” to sanction a mouth-watering €110million fee to sign Argentina international and Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi, who is also said to on Real Madrid’s radar.
Icardi found the net with 29 goals in 34 league appearances last season and helped the Milan outfits secure a spot in the next season’s Champions League competition.
Icardi really deserved to be on plane to Russia with the rest of Argentina’s team for the World Cup this year. The South-American country boss Jorge Sampoli chosed not to include him in his selected team and selected Juventus’ Gonzalo Higuain and Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero, of which both netted 16 goals and 21 goals league goals respectively last season for their clubs.
At Chelsea, it’s obvious there is a need for sharp and reliable striker who will contribute with goals for the club in all competitions. Chelsea’s Alvaro Morata was only able to score 11 goals in 31 league appearances for Chelsea last season, and with the signing of Icardi, the striker could boast of 25-30 league goals for Chelsea.