Chelsea should be signing players that have successfully proven that they what it takes to compete with the physicality and pace of the Premier League rather than take chances on players playing well in foreign leagues.
In the past, Chelsea have fallen victim to signing world-class players from abroad and then having these so-called superstars produce poor results.
When owner Roman Abramovich finally captured Andriy Shevchenko's signature from AC Milan the majority of people thought that it was a major coup in the transfer market. As we know this deal failed to live up to the hype it created and Shevchenko was a flop at Stamford Bridge.
Players of the calibre of Gareth Bale, whose situation is been monitored closely by Real Madrid, Wayne Rooney, Yaya Toure and Luis Suarez would undoubtedly bolster Chelsea's chances of a league success next campaign.
With each player at some point been linked away from their current clubs, Chelsea should be paying close attention to their current situation and, if the opportunity arrises, the Blues should pounce.
Suarez has signalled his intentions by wanting to leave Liverpool this summer - and even though Chelsea would not be consider favourites for his eventual destinations, it is possible that he could be lining out at Stamford Bridge next season.
The transfer of Suarez to Chelsea would be the most unlikely deal of the summer as his disgraceful actions against Chelsea ended his season when he bit Branislav Ivanovic on the arm.
Not only would he have to build many bridges at Stamford Bridge, he would also have to win over the Chelsea faithful.
The transfer of Toure was once on the cards as rumours surfaced that he was looking for a new challenge away from the blue half of Manchester. This talk proved fruitless as Toure then signed a new bumper contract to keep him at City for the next four years.
Whether Bale would swap Tottenham for Chelsea is another story but he would add an extra dimension to the Chelsea attack.
These footballers, along with the likes of Leighton Baines, would drive Chelsea's title challenge into overdrive. Even though they are unlikely, Chelsea should be looking to sign players that have proven to be successful in the English Premier League.
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