Whilst Chelsea and Antonio Conte are certainly placing much of their focus on the current season, it would appear as though the club does have one eye on next year, too…
After all, Chelsea have had a quiet January transfer window, with the focus of the Blues’ brass resting solely upon departing players, with both Oscar and John Obi Mikel both swapping SW6 for China over the last few weeks.
With the rumour mill beginning to slow down, it is looking increasingly likely that Chelsea will pass on bringing any players in over the next couple of weeks, with Antonio Conte likely being forced to wait until the summer in order to land some of his primary targets.
One such target, according to Chilean newspaper El Mercurio (via the Sun), is Bayern Munich midfielder Arturo Vidal – with Antonio Conte reportedly keen to link up with the former Juventus midfielder.
Conversely, it would also appear as though Chelsea could have a tough battle to hold on to some of their current players – with the Mirror reporting that Nemanja Matic is attracting the interest of Man Utd boss Jose Mourinho, with a summer move possibly on the cards.
If the reports are to be believed, Chelsea could have a very different midfield in a few months time – but who will make the cut next season under Antonio Conte?
With that said, could this be Chelsea’s potential new-look midfield next season including €40m-rated star?