Chelsea to agree deal for sturdy centre-back

Chelsea rolled back to winning ways when they trumped Greek side POAK on Thursday in the Europa League.

But there are still ponders over the strength of the Blues backfield, despite seeing a major reset this season.

Chelsea’s backline were faint and feeble in the Wembley clash against local rivals Tottenham last weekend, suffering their first loss of the season to end their unbeaten run.

Sarri was knocked back by the shocking crumble in his backfield, and delivered cutting and sharp remarks about the blunt tackles made during the game.

Though he rebutted talks suggesting he could dip the club’s resources in the January market and hire some names, it is highly unlikely they won’t make a move for new recruits in January.

The Blues backfield is replete with aging players and while Sarri remarked he is keen on welding things, rather than getting involved with the hassling and haggling typical of the transfer market, it is obvious they will need a change.

Bournemouth’s Nathan Ake is nailed at the top of the Blues laundry list of targets and could make an incredible player giving his technical abilities.

Sarri craves technicality, an element that is faint in the Blues backline, a reason why he’s dropped the likes of: Cahill, Ampadu, Andrea Christensen.

Chelsea have an option to trigger the buy-back clause in the defender’s contract. Ake is sturdy at the back and is capable of completing impressive passes from defensive position.

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