Chelsea won the Premier League title in very comfortable fashion this past season, and as a result other English super powers will look to strengthen their squad to compete with Chelsea at the top of the table. But as we all know, Jose Mourinho is calling the shots at Stamford Bridge, and he is never satisfied. He will surely be looking to add to his own squad, to outdo the likes of Louis van Gaal, Brendan Rodgers, and Arsene Wegner in the transfer market, once again. Mourinho has built a very well rounded team, and there aren’t many holes to fill. The biggest issue was depth at the striker position, and the fullback position.
Didier Drogba’s time as a player at Chelsea has now officially ended, and Mourinho will have to replace him through the transfer window this summer. Chelsea has been very heavily linked to Falcao, and it looks as if a deal is in place and will be announced very soon. But George Bellshaw of the Metro has reported that the Blues are willing to bid £29.1million, to oust both Manchester United and Arsenal. But Mourinho spent £32million last summer on Diego Costa, and there is no need to spend anywhere near that just for a backup.
Branislav Ivanovic is not getting any younger, and Filipe Luis is not panning out as we had hoped he would. He failed to make an impact in Mourinho’s squad this past season, and when he did play he put on decent performances, nothing spectacular or convincing to put him in front of either Ivanovic or Azpilicueta. But according to Olver, Mourinho already has a solution lined up. Fabio Coentrao has dropped from first team football at Real Madrid, and has only made five starts in La Liga this past season. He will be desperate for playing time and minutes on the pitch, and he might look towards his fellow countryman, Jose Mourinho for help. He played under Mourinho during the Special Ones time at the King’s Club, and the two have a very strong relationship. A deal could be available for under £15million.
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