With the January transfer window edging ever closer, silly season is starting to get into full swing.
Chelsea – as always – have been at the centre of many conversations, given their financial power alongside Manchester City in the English game.
The Blues have made a close to perfect start to the season, sitting comfortably at the top of the Premier League table, having won nine and drawn two of their opening 11 fixtures.
Jose Mourinho has already seen his side travel to the Etihad Stadium, Old Trafford and Anfield during the first third of the season, whilst Arsenal were comfortably disposed of at Stamford Bridge.
The question on supporters’ lips is not just whether Chelsea will win the Premier League this season but emulate the Arsenal side of the 2003/04 season and go the entire campaign unbeaten.
Jose Mourinho has been quick to dismiss such suggestions but it seems a genuine possibility at this point.
And perhaps it would be even more achievable were the various transfer rumours associated to the league leaders true – such as a world record move for Gareth Bale this winter.
Here, we have gone through the various transfer rumours and identified five deals we can’t see happening at Stamford Bridge once that January transfer window opens.