It’s been an ongoing saga at Stamford Bridge. Despite spending more than any other Premier League team this summer there is still much speculation about Chelsea’s need for another top centre forward. With Fernando Torres’ nerves shredded and RVP having chosen United, it appears that the most obvious two targets are Edinson Cavani and Porto’s Hulk.
Chelsea seem to have been see-sawing between the two all summer. Perhaps, in truth, they would be happy with either. Cavani exploded last season scoring multiple goals in a resurgent Napoli side. Since 2010 he has scored 48 goals in 69 appearances for the Italian club. Hulk has the grace of a falling feather but the power of a bulldozer. He looks almost as if he has been computer designed for The Premier League.
A deal doesn’t look like it will happen before the season starts and Chelsea have recently complained about inflated transfer fees. The other consideration for the top brass at Chelsea is whether signing another high profile striker would provide the final nail in the coffin for the ego of Torres.
Cavani has emerged as the more serious target, if reports are to be believed, but Hulk has made a plea to his current employers to let him go to The Premier League.
‘I didn’t talk too much with my agent about the chance of being transferred, because I have been on duty with the Brazilian national team at the Olympics.
‘This could be the time for me to move. I would feel comfortable with moving clubs and the English league is one that appeals to me.
‘I am going to talk about my future from Monday. My future is in the hands of God.’
The last couple of weeks of the transfer window will be very interesting for Chelsea