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Top 5: Potential Chelsea strikers next season

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Jose Mourinho has made it perfectly clear that there will be changes up top for Chelsea next season.  He's not happy with a £50m centre forward, an ageing World Superstar nor one of the most under-rated centre forwards in the Premier League.

Here are five choices Mourinho should pursue.

Edison Cavani (PSG) - Price tag £40m

A superb goalscorer at Napoli, he has struggled since his move to Paris St Germain, playing second fiddle to Ibrahimovic.  Cavani has had to play out wide in a front 3, which shows his flexibility, but he would surely flourish as a centre forward in the Premier League.  PSG do not need to sell, but Chelsea can flex those financial muscles and offer a deal he cannot refuse.

Radamel Falcao (Monaco) - Price tag £35m

A highly sought after striker at Porto, the Colombian made what you would think was a money motivated move, joining Monaco. However the move has not come off, and he has struggled for form, and also picked up a knee ligament injury in the past few months.  Will he be the same quick-fire arch marksman after his injury? It might be a gamble worth taking.

Mario Mandzukic (Bayern Munich) - Price tag £25m

An under-rated centre-forward who will be an ace reserve for Bayern next season when Robert Lewandowski arrives from Dortmund.  An excellent link up man, who would play well with Oscar, Hazard and Willian, and he would surely profit from the Blues' plethora of creative talent.

Gonzalo Higuain (Napoli) - Price tag £20m

Goals, goals, goals. That's what you get from Higuain, but not much else.  His link up play is suspect, and can drift out of games. You get the feeling that Mourinho requires more from his centre-forward, and whilst Higuain is a great goalscorer, it may be a long shot. He also appears happy in Serie 'A' - another stumbling block for any potential move.

Emanuel Adebayor (Spurs) - Price tag £10m

Call this a hunch, but I feel Adebayor would be an ideal signing for Chelsea.  On his day he is one of the best strikers in the Premier League; he is quick, strong, and has an eye for goal.  He would flourish under Mourinho who would talk up the player and make him feel loved and respected.

With Cavani and Adebayor as his strike-force, the Blues will take some stopping on all fronts, and we could see the return of Chelsea as a dominant Premier League and European force.

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