Last year the big Chelsea transfer news was that the Blues failed to prise Luka Modric from Tottenham Hotspur as the Spurs chairman Daniel Levy resisted all efforts and offers. It seems that they are content to let Manchester United wrangle with Spurs this summer and are focusing their efforts on Marouane Fellaini instead.
Perhaps the capture of Eden Hazard from Lille has given enough creativity to the Chelsea midfield, and they are now looking at something different to add to the squad. Perhaps this attempt is being driven by whoever is going to be the Chelsea manager next season.
Whatever the reason, Everton will have a hard time fighting off Abramovich as he seems determined to get the players he wants this summer. Something has given the Chelsea owner a new lease of life and his Premier league opposition had better watch out. If Manchester City thought they were about to embark on a period of domination in the English league, they will be sadly disappointed.
His towering performance for Belgium against England last week may well have been enough to convince Chelsea that he is the ideal man to add bite to the flair already present in the Stamford Bridge midfield. Would he fit into the new Chelsea team?