By Lazarus Zakaa, Abuja.
Chelsea are reported to have reached an agreement with the agent of Jerome Boateng to bring the Bayern Munich defender to Stamford Bridge this summer.
The Blues are upwardly mobile in the Premier League since Thomas Tuchel replaced Frank Lampard in the hotseat. Sunday’s win at Sheffield United was their third in a row – and has them dreaming of securing a top-four finish again.
Tuchel knows, however, that his Chelsea side need work to get back to being title contenders. In fact, finding the right blend in defence will be key to their prospects going forwards.
Indeed, according to Todofijaches, Chelsea have taken the first step towards strengthening their rearguard next season. The Spanish outlet claims the Blues have reached an agreement in principle for Boateng to move to Stamford Bridge this summer.
The 32-year-old defender will be a free agent this summer and looks destined to leave Bayern. While all the attention has focused on his teammate, David Alaba, Boateng has, somewhat, slipped under the radar.
According to Todofijaches, Chelsea have been working on the deal for some time and since Lampard’s time in charge. These talks have since progressed and it’s claimed they have now reached an agreement over a deal for Boateng to move to Stamford Bridge.