Chelsea Close To Sign Italian Wonderkid – Long Term Ivanovic Replacement

Chelsea are taking their preparations towards next season a notch higher, as they are preparing to sign Italian 17 years’ right back, Giuseppe Scalera from Italian Serie A outfit, Bari. 31 years old Branislav Ivanović’s deal with the EPL winners ends next season, and although he isn’t leaving the club soon, but as Chelsea’s policy of not giving players over-30 years more than a year deal still stands, his time at the club is nearing an end, and the earlier a worthy replacement is sought by the team, the better .

Giuseppe Scalera hasn’t made an appearance in Italian league yet, but he is already a target of clubs like Inter Milan and Arsenal. But the Stamford bridge club are ahead, and are reportedly planning a 2.5 million pound bid for the starlet’s signature. The blues are making plans to strength their defence, and the right back will always be available in case Ivanovic is missing in action at any point in time, and/or eventually leaves.

Ivanovic was earlier linked with interests from Bundesliga Champions, Bayern Munich, but the defender whose still has a year left on his contract is choosing to stay the team till next season. The team is on standby to bring in the Italy under-17 right back as part of defensive options for the Serb international who has appeared every minute of the 35 league games, scoring 4 goals, making 5 assists and winning 70 tackle. Mourinho remarks of him,

“Is he one of the club’s best signing? I think so, he came immediately after I left, and after that he has made a fantastic contribution to this club. He is a competitive animal with a big heart”

Whoever must fill the shoes he will be leaving soon at Chelsea must be of almost same quality, and that’s who Bari defender, Giuseppe Scalera is.

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