Chelsea Look to Agree $68million Star Signing

Chelsea face Stoke City today and it will not come as any surprise if they win their 13th league game on the trot.

The Blues have a very strong squad and even the departure of Brazilian attacker Oscar has not weakened the team. The Stamford Bridge club got a mammoth fee from the sale of Oscar and have the money to spend in the winter transfer window.

Southampton’s star defender Virgil van Dijk is heavily linked with a move away from the St. Mary’s and Chelsea are one of the clubs interested in signing the 25-year-old Dutch international.

According to Daily Mail, Chelsea are looking to agree the signing of the £55million rated ($68million) center half in the January transfer window.

Manager Antonio Conte already has a very strong defense at his disposal. The Blues have only conceded 2 goals in their 12 match winning streak and really do not need to spend the above mentioned sum to sign Van Dijk.

As per the provided Mail link, Man City are planning to move for the former Celtic defender next summer but Chelsea’s interest in the player may that change that.

In your opinion, should Chelsea splash $68million to sign Van Dijk?

10 Responses to Chelsea Look to Agree $68million Star Signing

  1. Gomez says:

    Van Dijk is not worth £55m. Not disputing his quality though. He is overpriced. £35m should be enough to get him. Anything more than that Chelsea should just wait till the summer and bring back Christensen who in my opinion is a better defender than Van Dijk. Zouma will fill that role for now. The trio of Christensen, Zouma & Ake are the future of Chelsea FC back three. Not forgetting the versatile Azplicueta. When Terry, Ivanovic and Cahill eventually move on. Chelsea is well covered in defence. Thanks to the loan system and a coach that believes in youth. Oscar windfall should be used to acquire an attacking midfielder who posses strong defensive quality. Veratti or Vidal will do just fine. Both are upgrades on Oscar.

  2. Anumba says:

    A quality team life Chelsea needs a quality player and Virgil van Dijk is one. So, with the back three atimes do check in the position of Cahi, Chelsea needs the Dutch International.

  3. Andrew says:

    I don’t think for now Chelsea need van Dijk .we already have zouma at our disposal who can do that work needed at defence. what we need is attacking and defensive minded player like Vidal or verrati.sign them noooooowwwwwwwwww.

  4. obedbusay says:

    Chelsea will only be wasteful and crazy to buy such a player when we have Zouma or rather call Christensen back from loan spell at monchen gladbach

  5. Johnson Emmanuel says:

    yes we don’t need him, Oscar money must be use in a right way not not average player like the Dutch man

  6. Sampson says:

    I definitely agree with Andrew because the potential of Chris, Zouma and Ake is really huge there for we shouldn’t waste Oscar’s money on another defender rather think about integrating those three into this tried tested and working formation of Conte.

  7. Chelsea needs Van Dijk for options ,Fatique ,Preparation for Champions league Competition ,Cards Injuries n to have A deep n Balanced Team . A team shd have 8 defenders n Chelsea are handicapped A Left footed Centre Back like Ayemeric Laporte would have been ideal .Terry n Ivanovic are Virtually on their way out .If Chelsea don’t get Van Dijk now we should forget about him on summer

  8. Abeyie says:

    Yes we do not need him. We already have Zuma, Ake, Christensen not to mention Aina.

  9. Pio Pius says:

    The Man is one of the Great Centre Defender suits Chelsea…but I wonder who is going to be thrown at ghe bench….Cahill???