The reports of Chelsea being interested in Jean-Clair Todibo are back. But this time Fabrizio Romano has weighed in on the matter. First of all, I am unsure the club really need another talented up-and-coming centreback; Todibo is actually 24, but you get the point. Chels' already have many youthful senior professionals in that area.
Unless Benoit Badiashile leaves, which isn't a certainty at all right now, I do not envision the OGC Nice man arriving at CFC. However, a £52million price-tag would likely not deter Blues ownership nor the recruitment department. The renowned Italian journalist suggests that Chelsea have been scouting the Cayenne, French Guiana-born man. Romano claims negotiations aren't yet underway, nevertheless.
Let's move on to Casadei now. The onetime Foxes loanee is back at CFC - but why? Well, you might perhaps be able to guess. With Romeo Lavia and Lesley Ugochukwu injured, there is a peripheral place for the 21-year-old.
You probably won't be surprised to learn that the west Londoners have been triumphant in nine - yes, that is 9 - of the previous 10 meetings with the Boro in all competitions. Wow. That is quite the omen for both sides. The largest margin of victory for CFC over that spell was 5-0 in 2008. PoL expect the Blues to turn it around at the Bridge on Tuesday.