Chelsea yesterday officially wrapped up their first major signing of the summer since the arrival of Jose Mourinho as manager at Stamford Bridge when 22-year-old German international Andre Schurrle was signed from Bayer Leverkusen on a five-year deal.
After a disappointing third placed finish in the Premier League last season, Blues supporters in the Football Transfer Tavern are looking forward to the new campaign with a renewed sense of optimism with a title challenge this time round seeming a real possibility.
With Russian owner Roman Abramovich willing to put his hand into his large pockets to back Mourinho upon his return, Chelsea fans can expect more signings to be confirmed before the new season kicks off in August.
The former Real Madrid boss is desperately seeking a replacement for misfiring forward Fernando Torres and he wants a Didier Drogba-type powerful frontman. Jose also realises that the club need to add defensive strength to his Blues ranks and such players will be on his transfer wishlist after his emotional return to SW6.