Chelsea had a flop of a transfer market during the Summer as they failed to get most of their major transfer targets. After winning the League title and cup, Mourinho was keen to add little depth to his squad both upfront, in the middle of the pack and at the back, and he had his list of players.
Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann was on top of his list as far as a forward was concerned, but the Vicente Calderon outfit held on to their most prized possession. Diego Simeone had brought him in from Real Sociedad at the beginning of the 2014 season, and the France international has lighted up the La Liga scenes ever since.
Still a constant threat to opposition defenders, Chelsea are still hoping they can successfully lure the 24 year-old away from Spain, and are reportedly planning to launch a €56 million bid for his services by January having failed with 2 bids in Summer. The wideman cum striker was 3rd highest goal scorer behind Ronaldo and Messi last season, and is already in top 5 again in the new season after 12 games. His form has seen him seal down a starting place in the star-studded Les Bleus national team, and Didier Deschamps will be hoping he helps lead the host to victory in next year’s Euros.
Antoine Griezmann has also always expressed his interest to play in the EPL, and could be tempted to finally to move to the Stamford Bridge. The striking duo of Diego Costa and Radamel Falaco who established themselves as star strikers at Madrid have been heavily linked with a return to the Vicente Calderon, and both teams could enter into a swap deal for the transfer of Griezmann to work out.