While Jose Mourinho has stated that Chelsea’s business is over for the summer no one would be surprised if they did make another move in the market before September.
But latest reports suggest that the most imminent business could be departures from the club. We have known it for some time, and Jose Mourinho confirmed that they have exceeded their quota of foreign players in the current Chelsea squad.
The Telegraph reports:
“We have one problem to resolve, that we have one extra foreign player at the moment and Victor (Moses) is not a foreign player,” said Mourinho.
“So, until the end of the month, we have to make that decision and Victor is involved in this process, and maybe stays or maybe leaves, but because he is home-grown he is something we have to analyse as well.”
The Telegraph suggests:
Petr Cech, Fernando Torres, John Obi Mikel and Marco van Ginkel chief candidates to leave Stamford Bridge before deadline closes
It’s a tricky one because all four could leave for different reasons.
Petr Cech will certainly not be happy sitting on the bench next season. If Mourinho tells him that Courtois is his number one we could definitely see a move for the excellent keeper. Real Madrid perhaps?
Torres hasn’t scored in pre-season and looks to be in terminal decline. If a decent offer came in we think that Chelsea would take it.
Obi Mikel also looks on the wane. Even though he’s only 27 he seems to have lost some of his zest and power.
And, after a real unlucky injury last season, Van Ginkel may go out on loan to get back into his stride.
It’s a really curious conundrum and one which needs a quick resolution. Chelsea fans: who would you get rid of out of the four?