Chelsea are keeping tabs on Napoli forward Jose Callejon ahead of a possible summer bid, according to talkSport.
Jose Mourinho is looking to boost his attacking-options and, whilst Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa is his prime target, he is also keen for a re-union with Callejon, who he managed during his time with Real Madrid.
Here are three questions and reaction to the proposed deal:
Is Callejon good enough for Chelsea?
Jose Callejon featured prominently under the Jose Mourinho as Real landed the La Liga title in 2012 before he transferred to Napoli last summer, so the Portuguese manager knows exactly what he is capable of. He has always been a great admirer of the 27-year-old’s game and therefore rates him very highly.
He has impressed during his first season in Serie A, netting 18 goals in all competitions, whilst proving a key part of Rafa Benitez’s attack alongside fellow former Bernabeu man Gonzalo Higuain.
Do they need really need him?
Callejon is an adaptable attacker. Therefore, he can play out wide or in a central striking role, which is perfect based on the club’s current situation.
Mourinho will be on the hunt for additional goal-scoring options this summer as he looks to replace his current crop of forwards. Demba Ba, Fernando Torres and Samuel Eto’o have all failed to deliver on a consistent basis.
The Special One will look to bring in the versatile forward to help boost his front-line.
How much will he cost?
Expect Napoli to demand a large fee in the event that Chelsea make a move for Callejon’s services. The Italian outfit forked out around £8 million when they signed him on a four-year deal last July, and it is believed they will seek a substantially higher price if they are to part ways with him during the upcoming window.
Realistically, he could cost as much as 26 million Euros.
The Chelsea fans don’t seem too keen on this deal:
God forbid we pay £25m for José Callejon— Jack Eastman (@CFC_Beastman) May 28, 2014
Should Chelsea target Napoli's Jose Callejon?