Chelsea are one of three teams interested in signing Napoli winger Lorenzo Insigne, according to reports in the Italian media.
Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain are also said to be keeping tabs on the 27-year-old.
Insigne has worked with Maurizio Sarri before and could be lined up as a potential replacement for Eden Hazard if FIFA lift the transfer embargo on the club.
Some supporters on Twitter don’t believe the Italian international would be a good signing:
This is such a bad move if true I’m sorry , his hitting 29 next year that time , useless and pointless
I still think we want Nicolas Pepe unless we adding Insigne because CHO will be injured for a while
— We MOVE. (@granit_therex) 24 April 2019
I don’t want any more napoli players
The one we’ve is enough
— el-Profesor 🇳🇬🇳🇬 (@yinkar_44) 24 April 2019
He would get absolutely bullied in the prem
— Mike (@MidfieIdRole) 24 April 2019
Sarri Is senseless
— Z3l Th3 øbs3ssïøñ (@DNZLthaRebel) 24 April 2019
Chelsea has no ambitions im really sadness
— Abdou (@abdou_chelsea) 24 April 2019
I don’t believe this rumor. I think this is just an unhappy Insigne=Sarri wants him at Chelsea
— Demitri (@dajsmith) 24 April 2019
— Called and Blessed (@SupraDemmy) 24 April 2019
FFS, Chelsea need to sort out the defence before anything else.
— Prima Hw (@madebyprima) 24 April 2019
See quite a few people slagging sarri off for wanting player he knows can play his system that’s not a bad thing at all we should respect and accept what he wants to do he obviously believes insigne can do a good job otherwise he wouldn’t invest in him!
— Cal (@XCallumSales) 24 April 2019
Hazard is irreplaceable
— dung_d_s (@devontarhumbie) 24 April 2019
Insigne has scored 13 goals in all competitions for Napoli this season, but it must be said, he isn’t as influential as Hazard and is a very similar age.
The Italian did score 14 and provide 14 assists in Sarri’s last campaign in charge at the Partenopei so he is consistently getting good numbers but it’s clear he would be a step down from Hazard.
Perhaps the Blues would be better off investing in a younger player who could develop, much like the Belgian did at Stamford Bridge.