As the season comes to a close the speculation for the summer transfer window begins. Many clubs will already be discussing potential fees and contracts with targets but the official transfer window does not begin until the 17th May 2018. The Blues currently have the opportunity to win the FA cup this season where they are set to face Manchester United in the final. Chelsea’s squad has performed well at times this year with most of the starting XI being in good form. Eden Hazard has been back to his best after a poor season a coupe of seasons ago. However Chelsea have still struggled in the Premier League and in the Champions League this season making transfers vital for the Blues. With players such as Hazard and Courtois having multiple rumours about leaving the club it may be vital for Conte to find suitable replacements in a bid to dominate England next season. With transfer rumours coming in thick and fast and Alvaro Morata being out form would it be possible for Conte to seek a new main striker this summer?
Antoine Griezmann 🇫🇷
Atletico Madrid seem to be capable of creating world class strikers with the likes of Torres, Falcao, Costa, Aguero, Forlan,Villa and the newest star to come from the Madrid based club is Griezmann. With Chelsea having 2 of these Atletico strikers in the past could it be time for a 3rd? The Frenchman has been subject to masses of transfer speculation and Manchester United have been heavily linked to the frenchman in addition to Manchester City and Real Madrid. The 27 year old has appeared a total of 130 times in the league for Atletico Madrid and has scored a modest 79 goals. The attacker has a buyout claus of €100 million which could stop clubs from purchasing the star this summer, although with the World Cup quickly approaching a good performance for France may ignite several offers.
Embed from Getty ImagesGareth Bale 🐲
One of the biggest names in world football is Garteh Bale, the El Blancos attacker has struggled in Spain since arriving in Madrid back in 2013 for a record breaking €100 million. The Welsh international has made a total of 33 appearances this season scoring 14 goals and 8 assists so far. A massive improvement on last seasons 17 appearances for the Spanish giants. The ex Tottenham and Southampton man’s return to the Premier League is extremely anticipated with once again Manchester United and Chelsea creating the most interest. With the Wingers value being at €75 million he could be Chelsea’s star man if Hazard or Willian were to leave this summer.