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Chelsea add Premier League and Ligue 1 star to their summer wish-list

The Blues are looking for reinforcements to secure a title challenge next season and have thus added a few top targets on their wish-list for the next manager.

Chelsea have struggled this season, few more than others with their new signings failing to make a significant impact on either the Premier League or at the club itself. Alvaro Morata started the season well before fading out, while Tiemoue Bakayoko has failed to live up to his Monaco potential and failed to replace Nemanja Matic. To make things worse, the Blues have failed to finish a Champions League spot finishing fifth in the Premier League.

That’s exactly why the Chelsea board are looking to replace Antonio Conte at the helm with either Luis Enrique or Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri the top contenders. However without Champions League football or even a proper team to fight against the rest of the Premier League elite, which is exactly why the Blues have created a wishlist for their next manager.

This includes the two prime positions, as the Blues look for new stars in midfield and s a winger. According to reports from the Daily Mail and Metro.com, Manchester United star Anthony Martial tops the wish-list with Nice’s Jean Michel-Seri coming a close second. The 22-year-old has been in brilliant form but has been largely limited to appearances off the bend under Mourinho. And with the arrival of Alexis Sanchez, Romelu Lukaku, and even Marcus Rashford, Martial finds himself at the bottom of the pecking order as a striker.

Meanwhile, the tiny Ivorian, almost a mainstay in their starting line has slowly become the engine of a side that barely managed 11th place in the 2014/15 season before Jean Michael Seri arrived. Only Marseille’s Morgan Sanson recorded more assists that Seri’s 9 but the Ivorian also contributed with 6 goals as well, but his overall contribution goes above and beyond stats.

Author’s take:

Both would be valuable additions to Chelsea’s team with Martial being the perfect replacement for the ageing Pedro Rodriguez while Seri can help stabilise that midfield duo. But also, at the same time, both the targets would like to play Champions League football and it would be tough for Chelsea to convince them to sign but not impossible.

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