The biggest, and most reliable piece of information tells us that Roma Sporting Director Walter Sabbatini has been in London this week to hold talks over a mega-money move with Blues officials. The diminutive Belgian’s arrival would mean a major shake-up of the squad at Stamford Bridge.
John Obi Mikel would leave the Blues after a decade of service
Perhaps a move to a mid-tier club in Europe, possibly a return to Ligue 1 looks on the cards. His wealth of experience will be a bonus to anyone who can pick him up on the cheap this summer. However, should we see a mass exodus at Chelsea after a below-par season, Mikel will likely be staying for another season at least.
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The Roman Empire Falls
It is no coincidence then, that ever since he signed for the Giallorossi, they have ameliorated noticeably, from languishing in Europa League football to making themselves title contenders regularly, Nainggolan gives them the edge, his partnership with Miralem Pjanic has been their main weapon of destruction, the perfect cocktail of skill, strength, reading of the game comes in the midfield duo.
In related news, Conte is also keen to explore the possibility of bringing the Roma centre-back Kostas Manolas to Stamford Bridge. The Greek international, whose contract has three years to run, was close to joining Chelsea in 2015 but Roma pulled out of the deal as they could not find a replacement for him.