Chelsea’s controversial owner Roman Abramovich looks set to go on another spending spree this summer, and according to The Sun he has his eyes set on stars Gareth Bale and Cesc Fabregas.
"Roman has always wanted to see a Chelsea side that played what he calls 'sexy football,” a Chelsea insider told the paper.
"He'd rather see a match where they win 4-3 in swashbuckling style than grind out a 1-0 result."
Bale and Febregas would certainly fill Abramovich’s aim for more flair in the Chelsea side, with both starring for Tottenham and Arsenal respectively this season.
Reports are rife that Bale will exit Tottenham this summer after Spurs set themselves up to fail to qualify for Champions League in their 2-1 loss to Chelsea on the weekend. Bale has starred in European football, and will no doubt be looking to play for Chelsea if they can offer such a European opportunity.
Fabregas is also reportedly frustrated at Arsenal, after the club look set to finish their sixth season in a row without a trophy. While the star has been continually linked with a move back to Barcelona, should Abramovich offer the right price, the Spaniard could change his preferences.
If both Arsenal and Tottenham are willing to sell their stars to Chelsea, The Sun has claimed that Abramovich would have a budget of £80 million for the pair, up from the £72 million he spent in January on Fernando Torres and David Luiz.