Ex-Blues captain expects two more exits from Stamford Bridge

EPL By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 09/08/2018


Former Chelsea captain believes there would be two more exits from the Stamford Bridge before the end of the summer transfer period.

Dennis Wise expect the likes of Danny Drinkwater and Tiemoue Bakayoko to leave Chelsea before the deadline time.

The arrival of Jorginho and Matteo Kovacic at Chelsea have provided more options in the midfield which could limit the game time of Drinkwater and Jorginho at the Stamford Bridge.

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According to a report in Goal, the arrival of Kovacic could bring an end to Bakayoko’s stay in Chelsea, with the former Monaco midfielder in talks with AC Milan, while Drinkwater could be offloaded before the deadline passes after facing increasing competition for a slot.

Former Chelsea captain Wise told Sky Sports News on the battle for midfield berths in Maurizio Sarri’s squad: “They’ve got a fair few in that position that can play there.

“So it’s a fight for places, it really is.

“It will be interesting whether or not we see one or two Chelsea midfield players go by the end of [the window], you never know.

“And Europe goes on for another couple of weeks, it could still happen.

“Bakayoko, Danny Drinkwater. I think they won’t feature too much.”

Thibaut Courtois has left for Real Madrid in a €35 million (£31m/$40m) transfer deal.

Eden Hazard and Willian are also on the radar of Real Madrid and Barcelona respectively but the La Liga giants have cooled their interest in both players.