Future of Chelsea manager Antonio Conte remains up in the air with club owner Roman Abramovich plans to axe Italian manager from his club.
Last season Chelsea finished season fifth in the Premier League table and claim the FA Cup trophy means that the side is going backwards rather than forwards under Antonio Conte.
Additions of real quality need to be made to the Blues squad for the next season in order to compete for Premier League title.
Reports in today’s press suggest that Southampton’s defensive midfielder Mario Lemina is on the Blues radar, with the former Juventus star having impressed massively during his side’s late-season relegation battle.
Lemina has started 25 games for Southampton’s 38 Premier League matches last campaign, and the impact he had on the side is clear.
Generally known more for his defensive work than his attacking, it’s interesting to note that Southampton’s goal per game average actually rose by an impressive 37% when the Gabon international was on the field.
Having previously represented Juventus there can be no doubt that Lemina could be an ideal addition to Antonio Conte’s side following the terrible season of Tiemoue Bakayoko and Lemina could be a perfect midfield partner for N’Golo Kanté.