Chelsea fans have voted on who they would like to see drafted into their midfield before the end of the summer transfer window.
Chelsea have been linked with several midfielders over the last couple of weeks, with the most recent being Real Madrid star Sami Khedira.
Jose Mourinho seems to be keen on adding some extra strength and cover into his midfield, to provide protection to the back four and to keep the ball moving from defence through to the attack.
Several options have been suggested - but Chelsea fans have voted via a poll on http://www.weaintgotnohistory.com and here are the current results.
Leading the way by a small distance is Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan, a player strongly linked with Manchester United.
Jurgen Klopp has been very stubborn in his comments about the German, always maintaining his stance that he’d be made to sell one of the best midfielders in the world at the moment.
Gundogan is certainly a player that would fit in with the current Chelsea ethos; young, dynamic players who can add real strength and quality to the side.
Khedira is second in the poll, which is not too much of a surprise considering the close friendship and working relationship that he shared with Mourinho during his time at Real Madrid.
Khedira would be perfect for Chelsea in many ways. He’s a big player, which means he’d add to the intimidation and fear factor of the side and he’s good enough to be able to link up with Juan Mata, Oscar, Eden Hazard, Marco van Ginkel and Frank Lampard physically and subconsciously.
Daniele De Rossi
De Rossi is currently third in the poll and a player that Mourinho has been tracking for a considerable period of time.
The Italian has plenty of experience and he knows how to get the job done effectively, with a good balance between being productively aggressive and recklessness through bookings, which can lead to several suspensions.
The Bayern Munich holding midfielder doesn’t appear to be first choice at the Allianz Arena, which means he could be vulnerable to promises of regular first team football.
Chelsea could exploit that if Mourinho feels he has a place in the current side for that sort of player, especially as there is a World Cup at the end of the season.
He’s a bit like Gundogan in the respect that he’s a better footballer than someone who just sits in front of the back four, trying to kick other players up into the air.
Capoue looks destined to make the switch to Cardiff City in a £9 million deal, but that doesn’t seem to have stopped some Chelsea fans hoping that the West London side could steal that deal, doing some business at the very last hurdle.
The best Chelsea can hope for if they are interested in Capoue is for the current negotiations which are going on between Cardiff and the player’s representatives to fall through.
Who would you like to see at Chelsea?
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