Love him or loathe him, Jose Mourinho is undeniably brilliant when it comes to the transfer market, and you can easily see him repeating his old tricks this summer by swapping John Obi Mikel for Paul Pogba and a Twix or something.
The rumour mill has already gone into overdrive as far as the Blues are concerned, and their potential squad for next season is really quite scary.
Mourinho is a known admirer of Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane, who apparently isn’t enjoying competing with Pepe and Sergio Ramos, and would knock Gary Cahill out of the team sharpish if he moved to Stamford Bridge.
Next up is Paul Pogba. Everyone and their dog wants him, but Chelsea have the financial muscle to make a move happen, especially if they sell Oscar – him, Cesc and Matic would be a pretty magical midfield trio, wouldn’t it?
Finally, as Gary Neville pointed out, Chelsea buying Gareth Bale could see them dominate the Premier League for the next few years. That front three could do some real damage.
It’s the potential back-up signings that would really rattle the rest of Europe though, as the Blues could have some serious strength in depth by next August.
Chelsea are already thought to have offered Loic Remy + £15million for Lyon’s Alexandre Lacazette – he’s scored 31 goals this season, so he’d probably offer some decent support to Diego Costa.
The Blues could then also raid Atletico Madrid once more by triggering Antoine Griezmann’s release clause, who’d definitely, definitely be a better option than Juan Cuadrado.
Back in midfield, Mourinho will hopefully look to start blooding youngsters like Ruben Loftus-Cheek, while Mikel could be replaced with Marseille powerhouse Giannelli Imbula.
It’s pretty feasible that Fabio Coentrao could take Filipe Luis’ spot, while Everton’s Seamus Coleman would push Branislav Ivanovic hard for a first-team berth.
And then finally, with Petr Cech set for an emotional departure from North London, Chelsea could grab Rob Green on the cheap to boost their quota of homegrown players.Unblock the FIFA World Cup with ExpressVPN the #1 Trusted Name in VPN