Although somewhat tongue in cheek as ever The Guardian has trawled the media, in response to Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho’s suggestion that new blood is needed, to present a list of players that the club will target this summer.
The list includes Diego Costa, Mario Mandzukic, Luke Shaw, Radamel Falcao, Adam Lallana, Edinson Cavani. Let’s run the rule over the likelihood of each deal happening.
Diego Costa – This link keeps resurfacing and this week it was suggested that Jose Mourinho will allow his on loan striker Romelu Lukaku leave the club providing Costa comes in. He’s a fantastic player and one of the best finishers in the modern game. One reservation? Costa doesn’t look that quick.
Mario Mandzukic – A goal machine with 45 in 80 for Bayern. But stye may offload him with Lewandowski coming in. Chelsea style player? Possibly.
Luke Shaw – If Chelsea could sing him now they would. And who better to sell the club to a Chelsea fan than Jose Mourinho. Manchester United want him but Chelsea so regularly get their man. Likely.
Radamel Falcao – Chelsea can;t buy all the top strikers int he world but they may well look for more than one with all three of their main forwards likely to leave this summer. We wouldn’t be at all surprised to see Cavani or Falcao arrive swell as Costa. Any deal for Falcao could be complicated by his long term injury Possible
Edinson Cavani – Read Falcao – without the injury. Possible
Adam Lallana – A really mobile and technically astute player but one who we fear may end up as a bit part player at Chelsea, with players like Hazard, Oscar, Willian and Schurrle all vying for the creative berths. Unlikely
Chelsea fans – what’s the dream combination of signings this summer?
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