There is bad news for Chelsea fans here in the Football Transfer Tavern as it is claimed by the Daily Express that the Blues could well be set to miss out on one of their top transfer targets.
It was only yesterday that we were discussing how the club were the front runners for Dejan Lovren – the highly rated Lyon centre back. The player is available for around £8.5 million and it seems that Spanish giants Atletico Madrid are looking at swooping in and claiming the player for themselves.
Diego Simeone’s men have Champions League football all tied up for next season and given that Chelsea do not, it could well make Simeone’s side the front runners for the Croatian international’s signature Should they sell Radamel Falcao, the club will certainly be able to afford the asking price for the player not to mention an eye watering wage packet.
However, Chelsea remain confident of landing the player especially given Jose Mourinho is set to arrive and hand a massive boost to the club when attempting to lure players to Stamford Bridge. Mourinho knows that he needs to rebuild his side if they wish to recapture their former glory and the famous spine that brought so much success to the club needs to be reformed – and Lovren could well the man to start with.