Azpilicueta out, Hysaj in — Chelsea reveal plans for January window
Maurizio Sarri never hides his strong admiration for Napoli right-back Elseid Hysaj but the Italian manager might need to offload one of his regular starters before he brings him to Stamford Bridge.
Hysaj is one of the most sought-after defenders at the ongoing transfer market as Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal have all been linked with his signature.
Sarri has been reportedly been told by the Blues hierarchy to sell one of his defenders so as to fund his move for the 24-year-old.
Team captain Caesar Azpilicueta, whose performance all through the season has been nothing to applaud, could make way for the incoming player, that’s according to Daily Mail.
The media suggest that Sarri isn’t happy with the Spaniard’s display at the back and he won’t think twice before sanctioning his sale to any interested club.
At the time of this report, it is believed that the West London outfits are in talks with Napoli for his signature but both parties are far from reaching an agreement.
Chelsea want a loan move deal which will include an outright-buy clause but the Serie A giants are reluctant to accept the bid, instead, they want to sell him out on a permanent deal.
Hysaj is valued at £45m by Napoli but the Blues are financially handicapped to meet the demanding price before the end of the month.
Meanwhile, Chelsea fans are beginning to run out of patience with Roman Abramovich over the time spent on Higuain’s signature.
Many reports revealed that the Argentine underwent his medicals at Stamford Bridge last week but he’s yet to seal his move to the team, much to the frustration of their supporters.
Hopefully, the former Real Madrid striker will complete his switch to West London today.