This season Chelsea have shown signs of being interested to invest heavily in talented young players, who may take some years to develop but would provide the team with great ammunition some years down the line. They have already signed Marco Van Ginkel, Kevin de Bruyne and Andre Schurrle in this transfer window and are now looking for Eric Dier, who currently plies his trade at Sporting Lisbon.
The 19-year old English player is a versatile man, capable of playing at centre back, full back or as a defensive midfielder. He has a release clause of £4.2m and if Chelsea are able to bring him to London at such a nominal price, it would be a real bargain for the club. He has already appeared for the England U-20s and playing for a club of Chelsea’s stature would be a great opportunity for him. Although the move is in a primary stage, if Chelsea sign him up, he would provide the club with great dividends for the future.
The likes of Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and even Fulham are after the youngster. Although the defender was unnoticed while at Goodison Park and failed to make an appearance for the first team, since then the England under-21 international has broken into Sporting’s senior side and made 12 Primeira Liga starts last term.
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In other news, United veteran Ryan Giggs has stated that the game between Chelsea and United on Monday is a must win for the club. He has mentioned that it would be unwise for the Manchester club to let Chelsea take an advantage over them at so early stages in the league and Chelsea’s win over them would go on to signify that.
“I think we need to get off to a good start. During Mourinho’s first spell at Chelsea, they got off to good starts, and we didn’t manage to catch them. It’s been well documented that we do have tough start but we got a great result at Swansea, and hopefully we can carry that on.”, Giggs said in an interview.
While Manchester United are still trying to cope up with the absence of Sir Alex Ferguson, the moods at Chelsea point otherwise. There is a sense of triumph in the Chelsea ranks as they feel that Mourinho would again take them to the peak of their success, as he did in his first spell with the club.