In-demand defender confirms talks over Chelsea transfer, player wants to play the EPL

Antonio Conte’s tactical ingenuity is somewhat revolutionising the style of English football. The Italian tactician conquered the Premier League with a record 30 wins and that came with a formations that sees the Blues playing with a back three.

Despite playing with three centre-backs, there was no place in the Blues’ team for Nigerian star defender Kenneth Omeruo. The player is now attracting huge interest from Turkish Clubs but he wants to stay back at Chelsea and fight for a place in the team, reports Express sport.

The 23-year-old Nigerian joined Chelsea from Standard Liege in the January of 2012 but he has spent the last four years of his career touring several Clubs on a loan spell. He played for Alanyaspor in the Turkish Super Ligue last season, where he had 26 League cameos.

Antonio Conte bolstered his defense with the signing of James Rudiger and the Club are yet heavily linked with a move for a chunk of defenders, which leaves Omeruo down the selection pecking order of the English Champions.

The centre-back still has two years in his current contract with Chelsea but Turkish sides Goztepe, Sivasspor and Yeni Malatyasporkeen are all willing to sign him, with the guarantee of a starting berth in their squad. However, the gaffer is hell bent of staying put in the Premier League claims the report.

“Yes, I do have offers for Turkey but I am focused at staying in England should the right opportunity present itself,” Omeruo told allnigeriasoccer.

“If not, I will consider alternative options. “The EPL is a great league. Very challenging and one that I know I can handle when given the chance.”

Omeruo was left out Chelsea’s squad for their pre-season tour, his best bet at playing regularly is away from the Club.