Chelsea have signed Leicester City’s Premier League title for a fee in the region of £30m, it has been confirmed.
Fresh from guiding Emanuele Giaccherini to the quarter-finals of the European Championships, Antonio Conte has wasted no time in bringing glory back to Stamford Bridge after last season’s baffling 10th place finish.
Not content with snapping up last season’s Premier League trophy, Conte’s shopping list is also believed to include Leicester’s soul, Leicester’s heartbeat and Leicester’s Champions League place.
While Leicester have resolved publicly to retain the services of their soul, heartbeat and Champions League place, it is thought that they are privately resigned to losing all three should the right offers come in.
With the departure of their Premier League title to Chelsea, it appears as if the domino effect may already be in motion.
Speaking exclusively to Football Burp, Leicester’s 2015-16 Premier League title spoke of its delight at securing the move of its dreams.
It said: “I leave Leicester with a heavy heart and some special memories, but it’s always been my ambition to belong to a big club like Chelsea.
“The opportunity to work with a manager like Antonio Conte, or at least to look nice and shiny in the background while he does all the hard work, is one that I just couldn’t pass up.
“They say that money talks – and for the right amount of it, so do trophies.”
It added: “Laters, punks.”