Chelsea bidding for Ivanovic replacement

Chelsea may have found the perfect replacement for Branislav Ivanovic in Victor Lindelof. Antonio Conte is not only building a team for the short team, but he is also thinking about the long term.

There is no doubt that Branislav Ivanovic has been a faithful player for Chelsea, but we must admit that he is not going to get any younger. As a manager, it is important that you keep planning about the future if you want to ensure that your team is successful in the long-run.

Antonio Conte seems to believe that Victor Lindelof has the necessary quality to succeed at the top level and might be prepared to pay a big amount of money to bring the player to London. The defender is quite versatile and can play both at right-back and centre-back and will definitely help improve an aging defence.

Victor Lindelof has grown in stature in the last season where he managed to break into the Benfica first-team. His good form has also enabled him to be selected in the Sweden team where he has gained some great experience. Fans wishing to see him play in his debut on the first game of the Premier League season should head to

Lindelof will help Chelsea improve a defence that has been accused of being static and lacking energy last season. This is especially true in the right-back position where Ivanovic seems to be a shadow of himself. The signing of Victor Lindelof will probably mean that Branislav Ivanovic will be leaving the club in the summer. The defence will also be bolstered by the return of Kurt Zouma from injury.

Antonio Conte said that he is going to sign players that are going to improve the team and not just for the sake of numbers. He will feel that Victor Lindelof will be the kind of player that will improve the team not only in the short-term but also in the future.