Jose Mourinho is now back with Chelsea - and a host of transfer rumours have followed him to Stamford Bridge.

But who is likely to join "the happy one" in west London this summer?

Here we predict the rumours that are fact and the ones that are purely fiction.

Wesley Sneijder

Much has been said over a reunion between Cristiano Ronaldo and Manchester United, but down in London speculation of another reuniting may be on the cards between Dutch playmaker Wesley Sneijder and new boss Jose Mourinho.

With reports from the Metro that Sneijder is available for as little as £15.3m Chelsea are looking to make a steal for one of world football’s finest playmakers.

Although Sneijder seems like a name that wouldn’t suit Chelsea, he’s endured a difficult spell with Turkish giants Galatasaray, looking nothing like the player we saw during 2010 World Cup and Inter Milan’s treble-winning season.

The Dutchman is now aged 29 and reaching the latter stages of his career, Mourinho should be looking to exploit more from Oscar who’s shown great promise this season and is yet to enter the peak of his career.

Sneijder is simply a player who’s not up to what Mourinho needs right now and the new boss should look to improve upon other areas.

I’m going to have to call fiction on this one.

Prediction: Fiction

Edinson Cavani

Moving onto Napoli’s star frontman Edinson Cavani, speculation appeared in the Daily Mail recently due to the Italian coming in a similar mould as former club legend Dider Drogba.

Cavani will most likely operate as a target man upfront and should fill the role with ease should he join this summer. The Uruguayan has played as a centre-forward during his time at Napoli behind team-mate Goran Pandev and has averaged over 30 goals in his three seasons at the Stadio San Paolo.

In an interview with Sky Sports the 26-year-old admitted it would be a pleasure to work under ‘the special one’ and has recently dismissed rumours of moving Real Madrid, claiming that he doesn’t feel his game suits their style of play.

It’s looking increasingly likely that Cavani would prefer a move to Stamford Bridge, providing the club are willing to match is £54m valuation.

Issues remain though with Chelsea already having three strikers at their deposal, but with Demba Ba reported to leave Stamford Bridge or the potential of Torres going to other way to Napoli, Chelsea will have a solid trio of Cavani, Romelu Lukaku and Ba or Torres to compete for England’s most coveted trophy next season.

Prediction: Fact


Like Sneijder, Hulk has also come off the back of a bad season, scoring just six goals - a mere percentage to the 35 he scored in his final season with Porto. Although the Brazilian is still highly regarded in the game and is said to be worth around £35m.

Hulk primarily likes to work on the right flank. This would make sense for Mourinho’s squad, adding more firepower to Chelsea’s already luxurious attacking options. Eden Hazard will most likely be operating on the left, Juan Mata will be given a more central role allowing him more freedom and Hulk adding muscle on the right.

The Daily Mirror reports Hulk wants out of Russia and with Zenit spending a lot of money on him last summer they’ll be looking to recoup some of by selling him quickly.

I think there’s a great possibly of a deal happening, and who better than Chelsea as his summer destination.

Prediction: Fact

Danielle De Rossi

So finally we end with Roma’s midfielder Danielle De Rossi. According to reports from the Express, Chelsea have started initial talks with the 30-year-old over a potential deal this summer.

De Rossi is an ideal target for Chelsea and is more likely to be open to a move this summer.

If Chelsea is willing to splash enough cash to get him then he could be a good fit for Chelsea, bringing some much needed experience into what is a youthful Chelsea side at present. Not to mention that De Rossi would also add some cover to a Chelsea back four who have been criticised for being too much of a liability this season.

Securing the services of the Italian would make sense for Chelsea and It seems like there could be some truth in the speculation.

Prediction: Fact


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