Chelsea are standing by in the event of today’s Trident renewal debate resulting in a vote against extending the nuclear deterrent’s contract, Football Burp understands.
MPs are expected to vote in favour of renewing the UK’s nuclear weapons programme, with newly installed Prime Minister Theresa May pledging to make a “strong defence an important priority”.
However, her principles are shared by newly installed Chelsea boss Antonio Conte and the Italian is believed to be waiting in the wings with an offer in the region of £205bn plus Asmir Begović.
Jeremy Corbyn has stated that he will strongly oppose Trident renewal, fuelling rumours of a transfer to the embattled Labour leader’s beloved Arsenal as a direct replacement for the Bayern Munich-bound Laurent Koscielny.
But Trident itself is thought to favour a move to Stamford Bridge, where it would be tasked with obliterating anyone and anything that manages to find a way past N’Golo Kanté.
Having observed Gary Cahill’s performances for England at the European Championships in France, Conte is keen to land a defensive destroyer and has identified the fleet of submarines as an ideal successor to John Terry.
Our source said: “If MPs vote to extend Trident’s contract then Chelsea will probably go for that bloke from Napoli instead.
“Mind you, I’m none too bright.”