One in, one out? Chelsea set for Serie A midfield swap this summer


Chelsea could be on for a major midfield reshuffle this summer if the latest reports are to be believed, with suggestions that Jorginho could be seeking pastures new while Timoue Bakayoko is set for yet another return to Stamford Bridge.

The Italian midfielder, who came third in the Ballon D’or after helping his side to Champions League success and Italy to Euro 2020 success, is thought to be keen on a move away from the club which had made him their heartbeat, but now look as though they may need a different sort of operator in midfielder.

Worse still for the Blues, Jorginho’s contract expires in 2023, meaning that this summer is the last opportunity to get any return on their hefty investment on the Italian in a financial sense, though they will point to their success on the pitch as return enough.

And, as per Nizaar Kinsella, a return to Italy is the favored outcome this summer.

‘He and his entourage want to come back to Italy, #Juventus seems to be the strongest club on him at the moment’, he told Calcio Mercato Italy.

Bakayoko to return

And, in other Chelsea news, it seems as though Tiemoue Bakayoko could be on his way back to Stamford Bridge following yet another underwhelming loan spell in Serie A.

The French midfielder was sent on loan to AC Milan, but has not played a minute since January, with the Italian side now not obliged to buy the midfielder after failing to meet the appearance requirements.

It could finally be time to cut ties with the midfielder, and accept the hefty loss on the former Monaco man, unless Thomas Tuchel sees something in him that previous Blues bosses didn’t.

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Premier League table

# Team PM D P
one Manchester City 33 59 80
two Liverpool F.C. 33 63 79
3 Chelsea F.C. 32 40 65
4 Arsenal F.C. 33 12 60
5 Tottenham Hotspur 33 18 58
6 Man Utd 3. 4 two 54
7 West Ham United 3. 4 8 52
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 33 4 49
9 Newcastle United 3. 4 -fifteen 43
10 leicester city 32 -4 42
eleven Brighton & Hove Albion 3. 4 -eleven 41
12 Brentford F.C. 3. 4 -8 40
13 Southampton F.C. 3. 4 -16 40
14 Crystal Palace 33 two 38
fifteen Aston-Villa 32 -4 37
16 Leeds United 33 -30 3. 4
17 Burnley F.C. 33 -16 31
18 Everton F.C. 32 -twenty-one 29
19 Watford F.C. 33 -36 22
twenty Norwich City 33 -47 twenty-one
player Team goals
Salah, Muhammad Liverpool F.C. 22
Son Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 17
Ronaldo, Christian Man Utd 16
Jota, Diogo Liverpool F.C. fifteen
mane, sadio Liverpool F.C. 14
Kane, Harry Tottenham Hotspur 12
Tony, Ivan Brentford F.C. 12
DeBruyne, Kevin Manchester City eleven
Mahrez, Riyadh Manchester City eleven
Saka, Bukayo Arsenal F.C. eleven
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace eleven
Mount, Mason Chelsea F.C. 10
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford F.C. 10
Pukki, Teemu Norwich City 10
Sterling, Rahem Manchester City 10
raphinha Leeds United 10
Vardy, Jamie leicester city 10
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal F.C. 10
Bowen, Jarrod West Ham United 9
Fernandes, Bruno Man Utd 9

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