After the £21m arrival of David Luiz from Benfica in January, it appears that the job is only half done.
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has ordered Carlo Ancelotti to begin the search for a long-term successor to club captain John Terry, and the Blues boss has expressed an interest in Serbian starlet Neven Subotic reports talkSPORT.
The 22-year-old is one of the most highly rated defenders in Europe, currently plying his trade in the Bundesliga with Borussia Dortmund.
Subotic has been on Ancelotti’s wish-list ever since he arrived at Stamford Bridge, and is planning a £20m summer swoop in an audacious bid to form a ‘dream’ centre-back partnership with Luiz once Terry decides to call time on his trophy-laden Chelsea career.
For now, Terry is still a mainstay at the heart of the Chelsea defence, but this signing would be looking very much towards the future.
Orders from Abramovich have called for the Blues squad to be ‘freshened-up’ in the summer with more young and exciting prospects that will add to the January additions of Luiz and Fernando Torres.
Chelsea fans are enduring a tough time at the moment as their club lost more ground in the title race with Barclays Premier League leaders Manchester United after firing a blank in the 0-0 West London derby with Fulham last week.
And that misery was compounded further when the Blues were dumped out of the FA Cup by Everton at the weekend, losing the fourth round replay at Stamford Bridge on penalties.
Chelsea’s hopes of silverware this season are now hanging by a thread with the most realistic chance now coming in the Champions League, a competition that is currently the main focus ahead of tonight’s last-16 first leg clash in Copenhagen.
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