Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has earmarked Burnely’s Michael Keane and Middelsborough’s Ben Gibson as potential successors to John Terry, according to the Mail Online.
At thirty-five, former England captain Terry is edging towards the end of his career and Conte is keen to bring in a British replacement, not least due to the clubs need to adhere to Premier League regulations.
Both Keane and Gibson are on the fringes of the England senior side, and a move to Stamford Bridge would surely boost their changes of a debut for Sam Allardyce’s side.
Terry won seventy-eight caps for his country, scoring six goals and was part of the squads that went to the 2004 and 2012 European Championships and the 2006 and 2010 World Cup finals.
Chelsea travel to Swansea City on Saturday afternoon and the away win can be backed at a price of 4/6.