It is a case of the usual suspects in some respects for Chelsea but a couple of potentially shocking transfers are also in the mix. Here is the ten best from the week.
The latest rumour doing the rounds is that following on from a re-selection for the England team the Stoke City stalwart is being chased by a number of suitors. One such interested party is reportedly Chelsea who could add him to their defensive options of Terry, Cahill and Luiz.
It isn’t a transfer round-up without this Colombian marksman’s name popping up right? It seems Roman Abramovich is ready to sign off on the pursuit of the Atletico Madrid striker in a whopping £46 million deal.
The Brazilian starlet saw his name linked with the usual front-runners such as Chelsea, Real Madrid and Manchester City this week. He insists however that fans of Santos should not fear, asking them to ‘trust’ him on his future.
One of the more incredible stories this week followed Chelsea’s apparent pursuit of Manchester City’s star player Yaya Toure. Contract talks at The Etihad are stalling but Chelsea would have to smash all kinds of records to sign the Ivorian powerhouse.
The midfielder has played in Europe previously with stints in Lithuania and Poland but the Corinthians 24-year-old Brazilian international moved to distance himself from joining Chelsea’s growing Samba cache for now.
Nicknamed ‘the train’ the Bosnian left flank operator has been mooted as a potential successor to Ashley Cole at the club and Lazio are willing to listen to offers.
Inter Milan and Tottenham also want the 18-year-old Serbian international but Partizan boss Ljubisa Tumbakovic insists none of their young talents are for sale.
Another Partizan talent being linked with a move to London but given the recent furore over John Terry’s race issues bringing in a player who was at the centre of the recent events in Serbia might not be a wise PR stunt.
Everton are also chasing the England under-19 international from Barnsley but Chelsea will feel like the front-runners in the race for this talented right-back.
Reports in Spain suggest a failed bid for Atletico Madrid’s Falcao may lead Roberto Di Matteo down the road to the Bernabeu with a move for the Argentine striker who scored a screamer in the recent World Cup Qualifiers.
Would you like to see any of these players at Stamford Bridge?
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