Senior Chelsea players are said to be becoming increasingly concerned with the Stamford Bridge club’s lack of activity in the transfer market.
According to a report in the London Evening Standard, several members of the Blues squad are worried that the uncertainty surrounding the clubs managerial situation will leave Chelsea playing catch up with other leading Premier League clubs, who are all already pressing ahead with their own transfer plans.
Despite, it being football’s worst kept secret that Antonio Conte will be leaving Stamford Bridge this summer, the Italian coach still remains in charge. Although negotiations with Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri are said to be at an advanced stage, most players expected that Conte would have departed and a new man would be in charge by now.
Senior pro’s were said to be unhappy with the clubs transfer dealings last summer when experienced players like Diego Costa, John Terry and Nemanja Matic left the club, only to be replaced with the likes of Alvaro Morata, Antonio Rudiger and Tiemoue Bakayoko, all of whom had never played in the Premier League before.
It is also suggested in the report that all the uncertainty surrounding the club could be set to reduce the chances of Belgium stars Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois committing their futures to Chelsea, with both players currently stalling on signing new contracts.