The summer transfer window is always fuelled with rumours, record breaking signings and the transfers nobody saw coming. But who should Chelsea go to in the transfer window? And who should face the axe at Stamford Bridge?
Firstly let's start with who should leave, who is surplus to requirements?
You cant argue that when Chelsea bought the Senegalese international they got themselves a bargain. £7.5m for a player with Premier League experience and bagged a few goals too.
However, since his arrival at the Bridge, Ba has failed to impress. Having only scored one goal this season, Demba Ba has to leave.
It hurts me to say that the Champions League finalist should be on his way out of Chelsea but is he really a world-class left-back? Could he really fill the boots that Ashley Cole has worn for the last seven years? I don't think he could.
Bertrand is currently on loan to Premier League side Aston Villa, with a view of a permanent deal. I think this would not only be a good move for Chelsea, but also for Bertrand.
Hilario, possibly, has the best job in the world. He gets to train with the best players in the world, have front row seats to all the games and is on a handsome salary. He's the fourth choice goalkeeper behind, Petr Cech, Mark Schwarzer, and Jamal Blackman. Do Chelsea really need him?
With Thibaut Courtois returning from his loan spell in the summer, wouldn't it be more beneficial to give that spot to a younger keeper? For the youngsters to gain some match day experience.
This will probably cause a lot of shock, but Fernando Torres simply isn't good enough to be the leading man for Chelsea. He has never been consistent, and more importantly never really scored many goals.
Since joining Chelsea in 2011, Torres has only scored 19 Premier League; a feat that previous strikers were doing every season. Yes Torres has scored some important goals, but at the age of 29 can you see him getting any better?
John Obi Mikel
The Nigerian international has been an excellent servant for Chelsea; however, I now feel his time at the Bridge has come to an end. Before this season he was supposedly on his way to Turkey, a move which he supposedly wanted.
Mikel has performed when he has been called upon but with the quality Chelsea have now, i.e Nemanja Matic, Ramires, the ever consistent Frank Lampard, Oriol Romeu, and Marco Van Ginkel, I can't see a future at Chelsea John Obi Mikel.
Marin is the forgotten man at Stamford Bridge. When he arrived for £7m from Werder Bremen he was dubbed 'the German Messi'. However, injury has plagued his Chelsea career and he is now out on loan as Sevilla and it looks as if the move is going to be made permanent.
I don't think it would be a bad move for both parties as I can see Chelsea making a small profit, and Marin is enjoying life in Spain.
So, who should Chelsea try to sign in the transfer window?
A world-class striker
I don't want to attach a name to this as any world-class striker will do. Edinson Cavani, Falcao, Diego Costa will do.
However, I understand the difficulty of getting the best strikers in the world without paying a huge amount. But can you imagine the current Chelsea squad with either of those options playing upfront? It would be a formidable force. With Romelu Lukaku surely returning to Chelsea after his loan spell at Everton, Chelsea could have one of the best squads in the world.
The Southampton ace would be an excellent signing for any top team. He's already proved that he has the ability to play regularly in the top flight; and at the age of just 18, Luke Shaw has years left in him.
Although there's reports of a £30m price tag, I personally don't think its a bad investment. There's rumours that Shaw is on his way to Manchester United but knowing that he is a Chelsea fan, I can see him as the Bridge next season.
So, as you can see, there isn't a lot Chelsea need this summer. With the quality they currently have in the squad and on loan, I can see more players leaving than joining.
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