Chelsea reinforced their midfield department last summer by luring French international N’Golo Kante from champions Leicester City.
Now, reports suggest that the Blues are looking to further bolster their midfield and two top stars are in the limelight.
Yesterday, we reported (via Daily Mail) that Chelsea are confident that they will seal the signing of Italian international Marco Veratti from French champions Paris Saint-Germain.
Now, according to the Times, manager Antonio Conte is looking to sign Monaco star Tiemoue Bakayoko to replace Oscar at Stamford Bridge. As per the provided Times link, the French star is rated around 40 million pounds (€48million).
Oscar is set to join Chinese side Shanghai SIPG and it is actually baffling that Conte wants Bakayoko as a replacement for the Brazilian.
Oscar is a natural attacking midfielder. On the other hand, 22-year-old Bakayoko is a natural defensive midfielder.
Conte already has two strong defensive midfielders in the squad in the form of Kante and Matic. Moreover, he also has the best defense in the league. Therefore, it makes little sense in signing another defense minded player.
The Italian manager must look sign more of a versatile midfielder and Veratti will be the better choice. In your opinion, should Chelsea sign Veratti or Bakayoko?