No Marquee Signings for Chelsea only Rudiger

No Marquee Signings for Chelsea – Should Fans be Disturbed?

To say this transfer market has been riddled with baseless rumours which have mostly led nowhere, will be an understatement. It’s been worse with Chelsea football club – all talk and no action; should the fans of the Blues be bothered?

After a largely successful season, clubs are often tempted to rest on their oars and believe all is well. More so, if they can keep the heroic players and manager who a few months ago, conquered the division. The general belief usually is: why fix it if it ain’t broken?

Eventually, they make a signing or two, but usually not a marquee signing. In the end, a new season sees the reigning Champions wobbling and fumbling, simply unable to replicate their form from the season before.

We’ve seen the above scenario play out on numerous occasion in the Premier League and it looks like it might just play out again with Chelsea next season; fans of the Champions are getting ever so tense.

The rumors

Even before the end of May, Chelsea have been linked to one mega signing or the other, top of the bunch was Everton’s Romelu Lukaku.

It was widely reported that Antonio Conte’s team were favourites to land the big Belgian, but a couple of days ago, Manchester United announced on Twitter that they had reached an agreement for the transfer of the goal machine.

With a deal for Lukaku now gone with the wind, another rumor has surfaced that Chelsea has made inquiries about Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, perhaps a bid could be on the table – the Gabonese goal-poacher is valued at £70 million by his German owners with a move to Milan looking more likely.

Then there’s Andrea Belotti; the Premier League champs are also rumoured to be hot on the trail of the Torino striker according to The Sun. Belotti could easily cost the Blues £90 million.

Antonio Conte is desperate to shore up his defence and midfield, to this end, the five-time Premier League Champions has earmarked Monaco midfielder, Tiemoué Bakayoko and Roma defender, Antonio Rüdiger as major targets.

After weeks of frustrating speculation, majorly for the Chelsea fans, the club announced the signing of Antonio Rüdiger from Roma. BBC reports that the transfer costs Chelsea an initial £29 million, although the 24-year-old could end up costing the Blues £34 million with add-ons included.

Rüdiger is in, but how about Bakayoko or a proven centre-forward? Someone that can be regarded as a marquee signing – none to talk about yet.

Fans frustration rises

For every rumour that makes the rounds about a Chelsea transfer, I can confirm to you that it doesn’t excite fans of the reigning Premier League Champions.

What fans of the Blues want is a marquee signing and they’re actively taking out their frustration on social media.

Eyebrows rightfully raised?

Are the Chelsea faithful right to be worried about their team’s inactivity in the transfer market? The simple answer is, yes.

Chelsea fans, surely, are still haunted by their travails of the 2014-15 season; the Blues, just like last season, had finished as Premier League Champions but found themselves just above the relegation zone by January.

Antonio Conte finds himself in the same seat as Claudio Ranieri last season; no one can fault the Chelsea faithful for being scared out of their wits over their club’s dilly-dallying in the transfer market.

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