While Chelsea were extremely busy this past summer, with a big roster overhaul, it obviously didn’t work out too well. Thus, there is a lot more roster overhauling to do still.
Especially so given the managerial switch from Thomas Tuchel to Graham Potter. Stamford Bridge needs players to fit his style of play, not his predecessor’s.
And in this spirit of roster overhaul, Chelsea are trying to sign two teammates at RB Leipzig- Josko Gvardiol and Christopher Nkunku.
The Croatian sensation Gvardiol, is known as Little Pep due to his last name.
Sounds like he’s been actively recruiting his national teammate, who can play both center and left back, while they are together at the tournament. Manchester City are said to also be interested.
Shifting gears to Nkunku, he’s been linked with Chelsea for some time, and according to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano, he’ll be joining up in west London this summer, on a long-term deal.
It is indeed “Here We Go” time, sort of, kind of, according to Romano, who reports the medical being completed in September for an agreement on a €60 million deal. However, the contracts are still to be finalized, and signed.
Paul M. Banks is the owner/manager of The Sports Bank. He’s also the author of “Transatlantic Passage: How the English Premier League Redefined Soccer in America,” and “No, I Can’t Get You Free Tickets: Lessons Learned From a Life in the Sports Media Industry.”