After the excruciating Eden Hazard fiasco finally concludes, who else should Chelsea capture to continue the rebuilding of their team?
Chelsea are making waves in the transfer market after their heroic triumph in the Champions League. Having already confirmed the departures of Jose Bosingwa, Saloman Kalou and Didier Drogba, the club are now on the hunt for reinforcements as they look to lead the pack once more on home shores.
It seems as though the first stage of that process is almost complete, with Belgian temptress Eden Hazard finally confirming his plans to move to London this summer. The question is, who should be joining him?
For some reason Barca seem intent on off loading their Brazilian right back, with a new era dawning after Pep Guardiola’s exit. Chelsea have already let Jose Bosingwa go for free after paying 17 million for him only four years ago, leaving only Branislav Ivanovic in that position.
Alves would bring an extra dimension to the Champions League winners attacking play, and would fit with the current mold of player Roman Abramovic is coveting. There’s a clear emphasis on transforming the way Chelsea play their football, with the impending signing of Eden Hazard joining recent extravagant purchases such as Mata and Torres. It would be a bold statement, and the sort of signing to prompt Manchester to sit up and listen.
After scoring 21 goals in 38 appearances last season, Hulk is once again being tipped to move from Portuguese champions Porto this summer. And it’s Chelsea who have repeatedly been linked with the Brazilian after the announcement that Didier Drogba will be leaving the club in the coming weeks. Hulk can play as the lone striker or as a winger, and would seemingly fit in well with the system Chelsea look to be implementing in their starting XI.
The good news for fans is it looks as though an agreement is moving closer, and the player has stated his intent to move to a bigger club. The thought of Torres being supported by him, Hazard and Mata should be enough to strike fear into any defence.
It’s funny how football works. Two weeks ago the validity of this move rested on the taking of a single penalty. If Chelsea were to have lost to Bayern Munich then it would have more than likely allayed any fears for Tottenham that they’d lose their star man. As it is, now that their London neighbours have nabbed their Champions League spot, there’s a very real chance they could steal Luka Modric too.
The Croat was quite obviously desperate to make the move last year, and will be further enticed by the recent success of his suitors. Again, a move that would show tremendous intent after a poor year in the league for the Blues, and one which would provide a much needed injection of guile and creativity in the centre of midfield.
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