Chelsea transfer latest: Who might be on the move to Stamford Bridge?
Players linked with a move to the Blues
Tuesday 02 July 2013
A selection of players that could be on their way to Stamford Bridge this summer:
There have been strong rumours that Chelsea are in contact with the player but also that they are not prepared to meet the £53m buy-out clause. He has scored 78 times in 104 appearances for Napoli and 17 times in 54 appearances for Uruguay.
Rooney is set to hold talks with Manchester United over his future; he is strongly linked with Arsenal, Chelsea, Real Madrid and PSG. Rooney has 141 goals for United in 278 appearances and 36 goals in 83 appearances for England. £20m is believed to be enough for the transfer of Rooney.
Hulk is a forward who can play through the middle or on the wing. His explosive power would suit the Premier League. Recently won the Confederations Cup with Brazil, he has 6 goals in 27 appearances for his country. While at Porto, he scored 54 times in 100 matches and his record at current club Zenit St. Petersburg is 7 goals in only 18 appearances. Hulk personally stated that Jose Mourinho wanted him but it is reported that Cavani is first choice.
Luke Shaw is a 17 year old left back who currently plays for Southampton, having made 25 appearances in his first season and he has attracted a lot of attention from major clubs. If he signs for Chelsea he will be the long term replacement for Ashley Cole. He has been linked to the club but nothing is official yet.
A French centre back that currently plays at Porto, at the age of 22 he helped Porto to two domestic titles. Making 30 appearances last season, he has shown a lot of promise and is high on Mourinho’s wish list. There has been nothing official yet but several rumours.
Jovetic is a striker who plays for Fiorentina. He has played 116 times and scored 35 goals, and scored 10 times in 27 matches for his national team Montenegro. Arsenal are reportedly his first choice destination but there have been links to Chelsea. However, he would only be an option if Chelsea fail to sign Rooney or Cavani.
Kondogbia is a French defensive midfielder. Reports state that Chelsea have had a bid rejected and that they are also prepared to offer Oriol Romeu as part of the deal. He made 31 appearances for Sevilla last season and has no international caps.
It is reported that Mourinho wanted him at Stamford Bridge but Modric confirmed that he would be staying in Madrid. Chelsea came close to signing him in 2012 but he opted for the Spanish champions at the time, Real Madrid. Despite only playing 33 times with only 3 goals to his name, it is unlikely that he will leave this summer.
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