Chelsea co-owner, Todd Boehly has finally revealed his ideal Antonio Rudiger replacement as Chelsea makes a tricky approach in their quest for a new center-back.
The London club added Kalidou Koulibaly and Wesley Fofana in the summer, but after losing Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen and taking into account the ages of Thiago Silva and Cesar Azpilicueta, the Blues will need to add another defender in the near future.
The most recent rumours from France indicate that they would have preferred that man to be Benoit Badiashile.
Didier Deschamps has already included the 21-year-old AS Monaco star in his plans, and he recently started the UEFA Nations League games against Austria and Denmark.
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The recent update from L’Equipe, reported by Sport Witness, Chelsea have ‘positioned themselves’ among the frontrunners to recruit him in ‘recent weeks,’ but Monaco is preventing them from doing so.
Badiashile has since confessed that he remains modest and is not eager to leave the Ligue 1 club.
“Being humble and respectful does not mean not being ambitious. I know how to be patient. I’m at a big club, I’m playing and I don’t want to go any faster. If things have to be done, they will be done, like for the World Cup,” Badiashile said, as cited by Sport Witness.
“You shouldn’t put pressure on yourself with a departure. We were talking about personality in a locker room, if I had left earlier, would I have worked as well as that in recent months?”
Clearly, the transaction will be hard, but it appears to be one to monitor in the future.