Chelsea favourites to sign four before September 2nd

Skybet list Chelsea as leading the way to signing Juventus, Benfica, Bayern and Everton stars.

Mario Mandzukic7/4

Bayern’s Croatian powerhouse Mandzukic is definitely leaving Munich this summer, with Chelsea favourites to land his signature. Reports suggest Mourinho wants both Mandzukic and Diego Costa in an attempt to boost his firepower for a sustained Premier League push next season. 15 goals and 5 assists in 28 starts is an impressive return, and £25m is reportedly enough to land the target-man.

Ross Barkley3/1

The young Englishman is hot property this summer, with Chelsea Skybet’s favourites to pry him from Everton. Mourinho sees Barkley as Juan Mata’s replacement and is reportedly willing to use Romulu Lukaku as a makeweight in the deal. The creative talent would add long-term bite to the Chelsea midfield while also capable of replacing Lampard’s recently missing midfield goals.

Paul Pogba4/1

Described by former employers Manchester United as, "powerful, skilful, and creative," the 6ft’1’ central midfielder fits Mourinho’s reported demands for a marquee central midfield partner for Nemanja Matic next season. Juventus are believed to want £65m for the French international – a chunk of which would be covered by David Luiz sale to PSG.

Lazar Markovic6/1

The 20 year old Benfica wide man is reportedly high on Mourinho’s wish list, with a “first refusal” deal already reached. Serbian compatriot and ex-Benfica teammate Nemanja Matic said of him back in March, “He has so much potential he may become one of the best players in Europe in his position.” Markovic shone against Spurs in this season’s Europa League perhaps showing glimpses of what he could bring to the Premier League.

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