Roberto Di Matteo is confident that Chelsea will see much more from their Spanish international striker Fernando Torres this season. The Italian boss is still looking to add a t least one quality striker to the Chelsea squad, in order to push Torres and to provide cover during a long and arduous season.
Di Matteo had hoped that 19-year old Belgian international Romelu Lukaku was going to step up into the first team reckoning but, despite impressing in pre-season, it has been decided that the best interests of the club and the player would be served by a loan spell at another Premier league club. Lukaku needs to play regularly to gain sharpness and experience, and Chelsea know that they cannot promise him that.
Daniel Sturridge who is currently with team GB at the Olympics is, therefore, the only other striker in Chelsea’s squad and Di Matteo knows that he needs more. The Blues have been linked with Hulk and Edinson Cavani but neither deal seems to be on the cards at the minute.
With just two weeks left before the new season starts, it is becoming imperative that a deal is sorted out. New names being considered, according to Metro, are Loic Remy from Marseille and Stefan Keissling from Bayer Leverkusen. I would add to that list the 22-year old Venezuelan international Salomon Rondon. The powerful young striker is one of the players set to be sold by Malaga to ease their financial problems.