Roberto Di Matteo has had a brilliant start in his first full season as Chelsea boss with five wins from six in the league and a strong start in defending their Champions League crown.
This is all with a huge overhaul of the squad and a more attractive style than than the class of 2011/12 that were crowned kings of Europe last May.
Chelsea are now a team of exciting young players with a smattering of world class pedigree, there’s a mini-revolution happening under Di Matteo and he is looking to expand the blues current youth project with a triple swoop in Sampdoria.
The Chelsea boss is looking to bring the Sampdoria trio of Pedro Obiang, Roberto Soriano and Nenad Krsticic to the club in January having already scouted the three midfielders this season.
Di Matteo has already recruited a number of younger players this summer in Moses, Hazard and Oscar, while shipping out the likes of Drogba, Meireles and Bosingwa in a total revamp of the squad.
The signing of these three young starlets would certainly be a signal of intent from Chelsea for the future as these players are being looked at by a lot of clubs in Europe at the moment.
Spaniard Pedro Obiang has been recently rumoured to be in the sights of Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini as he sees him as an ideal understudy to Yaya Toure and can add a bit of steel to the midfield.
He could certainly fit well into the Chelsea midfield, sitting behind Mata, Oscar and Hazard, as would anchor man Roberto Soriano. This German has a lot of natural ability and could fill the space that Chelsea have struggled with since the days of Claude Makelele.
Completing the trio is Nenad Krsticic, a Serbian left sided midfielder who is more of an attacking player than the Obiang and Soriano which could give Di Matteo some more options in the attack.
Krsticic would be an ideal understudy and then replacement for Florent Malouda as the Frenchman is nearing the end of his Chelsea career and Di Matteo could do with a player of Malouda’s diversity to strengthen the midfield and attack.
This potential bulk-buy would certainly add a bit more meat to Chelsea’s rather thin squad, as well as another youthful boost to the team and some exciting options for the future.
Di Matteo would do well to bring in this trio for a cheap combined fee as he may be able to tempt them to England with his own experiences of joining Chelsea. If the manager gets his skates on and Abramovich rolls out he cheque book then the blues could have some more exciting talent heading for the Bridge in January.