Dennis Wise has urged Chelsea FC to sign Jack Wilshere from Arsenal at the end of the season.
The Gunners star is facing an uncertain future at the north London outfit as Wilshere’s contract continues to run down at The Emirates.
Wilshere is set to become a free agent in the 2018 summer transfer window unless the two parties can agree to a new deal in the coming months.
The England international started the 2017-18 season out of favour under Arsene Wenger after he returned from a season-long loan at Bournemouth last term.
Wilshere has managed to battle his way into the Arsenal team to breathe life into his previously stalling Premier League career.
Liverpool FC and Wolverhampton Wanderers have been linked with a potential swoop to sign Wilshere to bolster their respective midfield options.
Chelsea FC have struggled in the middle of the park this term following Nemanja Matic’s surprise £40m move to Manchester United from the Blues last summer.
His replacement Tiemoue Bakayoko has struggled to adjust to Premier League football since his switch from Ligue 1 side AS Monaco last summer.
Former Chelsea FC midfielder Wise would love to see the Blues complete a sensational swoop for Wilshere in the summer.
“If Chelsea need a midfield player, I’d definitely take Wilshere,” Wise told Sky Sports. “He is free. He is 25 years old.
“He has proven he has come back to fitness. He is better than Bakayoko and Drinkwater. I would take him.”
Chelsea FC will take on Manchester United in the FA Cup final at Wembley next month.
Goals are missing ingredient for Conte and Chelsea
Antonio Conte may have kept alive Chelsea’s hope of Champions League football, but he admitted Saturday there has been something missing this season — goals.
The Blues manager achieved his 50th victory in the Premier League, a 1-0 win away to Swansea, thanks to Cesc Fabregas’s 50th goal in the competition, but Conte was dissatisfied by the London club’s fourth successive victory in all competitions.
“Our top scorer has scored only 12 goals, and if your best scorer has scored only 12 goals it means it is very difficult to fight for something this season,” said Conte.“That is the reality — the stats speak very well,” the Italian manager added.
“I think even today we could be more clinical to kill the game, but instead we kept the game in the balance.“Against West Ham, it happened the same. We dominated and created many chances, but we scored only one goal.
“It could have happened the same today. I think this season we are not clinical and in the last period we are winning but also playing a little bit where we could kill the game but don’t.”