Love them or hate them but Chelsea have the reputation to constantly surprise the football world when the transfer window is nearing and that too on a regular basis.
The latest we’re hearing is that the Blues owner Roman Abramovich is now planning to make a double bid for Napoli stars Edison Cavani and Marek Hamsik in January. These two players were previously linked with Chelsea too. Cavani was heavily scouted by the Blues last winter and Hamsik was a probable target in this summer.
After a horrible last one month for Chelsea, Roman has now decided to go back to his conventional way of breaking the bank and winning trophies. And with Fernando Torres in disastrous form and Sturridge either injured or linked with a move away from the Bridge, Chelsea have not quite found the replacement for their legend Didier Drogba. With Cavani’s attributes similar to Drogba, he could be just the striker they’re looking for to fill the void.
And as their other legend Frank Lampard’s days are now numbered, Hamsik could be his replacement and get back that solidity and spark which is missing in Chelsea’s midfield.
Technical director Michael Emanelo and manager Rafa Benitez have discussed possible January targets and a few names have come up. Apart from atempting to big for Falcao and Paulinho, the pair are in agreement on the pursuit of the Napoli duo and Abramovich is ready to finance a huge offer, knowing that it will take a lofty bid to persuade the San Paolo side to sell their two prized assets, not least because the Naples side are riding high in second place in the Serie A table.
Chelsea will spend big in January for sure and it is just a matter of time for us to know who’ll be the next Blue.