Conte’s arrival could cost some Chelsea players their stay at the West London side, as the Italian is ready to do away with a handful of the playing staff that he considers not good enough for him, in order to accommodate some Summer choice signings of his. Poised to take over the dugout after Italy’s campaign at the Euros, the 46-year-old has been tasked with returning Chelsea’s lost glory next season, and a major shakeup awaits the squad.
France international, and long-term Chelsea target, Paul Pogba is once again on the club’s target hit list. Having failed to land him during Mourinho’s tenure, the Blues will hope to succeed this time around. Conte has placed the 23-year-old on top of his priority transfer plans for Summer, and the former Manchester United’s youth team midfielder is currently valued at 80 million Pounds. In order to raise funds to activate the record-breaking transfer, Mikel Obi, Willian and Oscar are reportedly getting sacrificed and cashed on when the Summer transfer window business starts.
Pogba has been heralded as unarguably the best Serie A central midfielder at the moment, and Chelsea has lacked such quality player in their ranks for a while. The French midfield expert has since grown into the most decisive figure on the pitch for the Old Lady, following increased responsibility that came with the departures of Vidal and Pirlo at the end of last season. He is being targeted by a handful of Europe’s big clubs, with PSG, Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester City having him on their watch list. A successful move to the Bridge this Summer will be a huge boost for the EPL defending champions in their bid to return to the top.