Report: Chelsea linked with sublime duo. Last major spend?
Chelsea have already done plenty of transfer business this summer but some believe that more is to come. The Premier League will be hugely competitive with Arsenal, Manchester City, Liverpool and Manchester United all set to challenge Jose Mourinho’s side to win the title at the end of the season.
To that end, it is important that Chelsea do not become complacent and look to bring in further talent if it becomes available. The Blue’s boss seems to understand that and today the club has been linked to two exciting strikers.
According to The Guardian, the club is showing interest in both Edinson Cavani and Loic Remy. The sudden hunt for additional strikers may well come off the back of the injury sustained by Didier Drogba at the weekend, with Mourinho currently unsure how long his veteran front man will be out of action.
This leaves Chelsea with just Diego Costa and Fernando Torres. They will be desperate to avoid a similar situation to last season where their lack of clinical strikers cost them dearly in the title race.
Cavani would come with plenty of experience, having played for Napoli and Paris Saint-Germain throughout his career. The 27-year-old Uruguayan has also proved his can be deadly in front of goal, with the striker finding the net 179 times in 328 club games so far.
He is rumoured to be unhappy with his role at PSG where he is played largely on the flank rather than in his favoured central position. This, combined with plenty of speculation that he wants to move to another club, could give Chelsea much hope of bringing the player to London.
Remy on the other hand is still available following the collapse of his proposed move to Liverpool in July. While not as high profile as Cavani he has still got plenty of talent in front of goal and would be available at a much lower price than the PSG man. This value for money deal could tempt Chelsea more, especially considering how they have been concentrating on keeping a close eye on their finances this summer. Nathan GibsonFollow @soccersweep10