Fans of Chelsea could be preparing for quite the emotional summer transfer period this year. 

With Jose Mourinho having returned to the managerial position at Stamford Bridge, he may be looking to make quite a few changes, as the Blues have been unable to win the English Premier League since the 2009/10 season. 

Mourinho did say in his first Interview upon returning with Chelsea that he looks forward to working with the team, and improving them first before buying new talent. 

However there could still be a few changes once he gets the funds and green light from Chelsea Chairman Roman Abramovich. 

Many of his Stamford Bridge stars have been linked with moves away from the club - one of those is the potential departure of David Luiz to Barcelona.

This comes as no surprise as Luiz would fit perfectly into the Spanish side's attacking style. Luiz is capable of playing in midfield as well as his normal role as a defender, but can also score fantastic goals and is always keen to get up front. With Barcelona needing some improvements in defence, he would be a fantastic addition. 

However he has become a very important part of the team's structure and loved for his humorous character, unique hair do and brave but brilliant attempts at free-kicks and long range shooting efforts.

Branislav Ivanovic, whom some making jokes that he could probably be a striker with his brilliant ability to score goals as a defender, has also been talked about leaving.

Ivanovic is another player who has played a very important part in Chelsea, his recent being his goal in the very last minute to bring this year's Europa League trophy to his club after a thrilling 2-1 win in Amsterdam. Surely another player to be missed if he were to leave, and another good addition to any team.

Could Hazard also leave the club? A move to French side Monaco is surely possible, as he has been very impressive in his first season at Chelsea and has captured the attention of many clubs.

He ended his first campaign for Chelsea with 13 goals and 26 assists in all competitions. His ability to dribble around defenders accurately at quick paces and brave but mesmerising trickery would make him a valuable asset to any team.

Another very influential and valuable player that could be on the move is Juan Mata. "Midfield maestro" as he is known by his fans, has won his second consecutive Chelsea Player of the Year award this season, as well as this season's Players Player of the Year award.

Mata assisted Ivanovic's injury time winning header in the Europa League final from a corner kick, as well as scoring an 86th minute winning goal against Manchester United in a game surrounded by other difficult end of season games against Tottenham Hotspur and Everton.

This was a very important goal as Chelsea were struggling to finish in the top 4 which is required to qualify for the Champions League. He is quite possibly unmatched in his ability to cross the ball from any position and can also take great free kicks. Mata has played 118 games for Chelsea and has scored 31 goals. He is being tracked by Real Madrid.

Fernando Torres is also a player that could leave, as he has still been unable to find good Premier League form after his record breaking move from Liverpool. He has only managed 35 goals in one hundred and thirty one appearances in all competitions. Chelsea may be willing to swap Torres in a deal to sign Napoli's hit-man Edinson Cavani. 

Despite scoring important goals in other competitions like his late goal against Barcelona in a Champions League semi-final last season and also in this season's Europa League final against Benfica and looking better this season, Mourinho may not be willing to take any more risks and he looks most likely to be the first to go if major changes are made.

Mourinho is not a man who likes to play games when it comes to winning silverware.  There may be some sad faces before the new season, but with Mourinho back at the helm, he will drive the Blues on to future success, leaving behind some stars in order to get there. 

 

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