After their January exploits in the transfer market Chelsea owner and Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich is prepared to continue the spending in a bid to refresh an ageing squad.
The Daily Mail reports the Blues are lining up a sensational summer swoop for Real Madrid playmaker Kaka and are prepared to pay up to £25million for his signature.
Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti is a long-term admirer of the 28-year-old Brazilian international having managed him during his successful eight-year reign at Serie A giants AC Milan.
The fact that Kaka has struggled with a niggling knee injury for much of this season’s campaign means that Chelsea officials are confident they can negotiate a knock down price to bring the player to Stamford Bridge.
Reports in the English media suggest that there will be a considerable clear out in the summer, with big name stars such as Florent Malouda and Didier Drogba amongst those linked with high profile exits.
The current Barclays Premier League champions have a vision of playing Kaka off new £50m signing Fernando Torres in a new look attack with a view to mounting more of an assault on the title next season.
The former World Player of the Year has previously commanded extravagant transfer fees when he moved to Madrid from Milan in a £56m deal in 2009, just a few months after he turned down a move to England when Manchester City tried to sign him in a deal worth more than £100m.
However, Chelsea would be a much more viable option for Kaka mainly based on the fact he has played under Ancelotti before, and the Blues boss has told the board they should sign Kaka at any cost – a warning perhaps that the player will come with excessive wage demands.
The Chelsea owners renewed financial commitment to the club will be music to the ears of Blues fans who must have started to believe they were slipping further and further away from Premier League pacesetters Manchester United.
But now they can have renewed hope and optimism ahead of what looks like will be another busy transfer window at Stamford Bridge come the end of the season.