After securing the Premier League title for the first time in five years, José Mourinho will look to strengthen his squad through the summer transfer window, signing multiple stars and spending upwards of £250million. Some of these rumors are most likely not going to happen, but with Mourinho we never know.
Gareth Bale might be the biggest new name on this team. He would cost Mourinho around £50million, but he would get one of the greatest wingers of this generation.
Next is Paul Pogba, and the Juventus footballer will certainly be on his way out of Italy this summer. Pogba has links to virtually every big European club, including Barcelona, Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester City, and Chelsea. The Frenchman is considered the future of football, and will cost around £55million.
The third change to Mourinho’s rejuvenated squad is Raphaël Varane, the French center back who plays for Real Madrid. Varane is reportedly unsettled by playing behind Pepe and Sergio Ramos, and a move to Chelsea would make perfect sense for the 22 year old star. The move would push Gary Cahill out of the starting XI, and would cost around £20million.
The new second team will add six new players that will give Mourinho extra options, providing him the depth needed to make a deeper push into the Champions League next season.
Alexandre Lacazette is one of the hottest strikers on the transfer market this summer, after scoring 31 goals so far for Olympique Lyon. The Frenchman has been on fire, and would be the quality backup to Diego Costa that Chelsea has needed all season. He will be very expensive though, with a bid thought to be around £30million.
On the left wing, taking Juan Cuadrado’s typical role will be Antoine Griezmann, another Atlético Madrid player targeted by Chelsea. Griezmann has impressed on some of football’s biggest stages this season, and will attract interest from some large clubs. Chelsea will have to bid highly on the 24 year-old superstar; rumors place his price tag around £40million.
In the midfield, Mourinho will sell John Obi Mikel, and promote youth sensation Ruben Loftus-Cheek. He will look to purchase Giannelli Imbula, who has been keyed the nickname “the next Matic”. Ramires will most likely remain at Stamford Bridge, and will play a more defensive role in front of the back four. Imbula will cost Chelsea around £15million, but could be worth every pound in the long run.
In the back four of the second team, Fábio Coentrão and Seamus Coleman could be added to provide Mourinho extra options on the left and right flanks. Coleman would cost around £20million, and could be Branislav Ivanović’s long term replacement. And with the imminent departure of Filipe Luís this summer, Mourinho will look to spend around £15million on left back, Fábio Coentrão.
Finally the backup goalkeeper will most likely be Rob Green, the Englishman with loads of Premier League experience. He would not compete with Courtois for time in the first team, but he would push the Belgian in training, and provide him the tips and advice he needs to succeed for years to come.