Here are five of the best players linked with moves to Chelsea from the past week.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho was arguably the biggest winner from last summer’s transfer window.
He addressed the main weaknesses in the Chelsea squad and the club is benefiting as a result. However, reports have suggested that the spending hasn’t finished, with the club linked with some very good players on a daily basis.
Here are five of the best players linked with Chelsea moves from the past week.
Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
Reports claim the Blues could be set to benefit from a dispute between the Argentine forward and the Spanish club over cash. However, he’s arguably the best player in history and someone it would be difficult for Chelsea to get hold of.
Wesley Sneijder (Galatasaray)
The Dutch midfielder’s agent has hinted at a potential Chelsea move, with Manchester United also thought to be interested. His agent has refused to rule out an exit from the club, with Sneijder currently featuring more on the bench.
Raheem Sterling (Liverpool)
There have been a couple of stories doing the rounds in the online press that Chelsea could make a bid for Liverpool midfielder Raheem Sterling. As unlikely as a deal would be, it would be a superb piece of business of Mourinho could pull it off.
Raphael Varane (Real Madrid)
Manchester United’s reported interest in the French defender has reignited speculation over whether Chelsea could be interested. He’s a well-known, long term target for Mourinho and a player Chelsea could afford.
Andrej Kramaric (HNK Rijeka)
The 23-year-old striker has hinted that his dream move would be a transfer to Juventus, though reports suggest that Chelsea are still interested in a move for him. At £8 million, the Blues certainly have the means to be competitive in any bidding war.