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Chelsea want to sign Loic Remy, Sami Khedira and Mehdi Benatia

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho wants to add Mehdi Benatia, Sami Khedira and Loic Remy to his squad before the transfer window closes on September 1. The Blues’ boss recently insisted that business was done for the summer at Stamford Bridge, but this doesn’t appear to be the case.

According to the Metro, Mourinho wants all three players signed to practically guarantee a trophy come the end of the 2014/15 campaign. The Portuguese coach has already added Diego Costa, Cesc Fabregas and Filipe Luis to his squad this summer, for a combined £82 million, while goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has returned from his third loan loan spell with Atletico Madrid.

Signing Benatia, Khedira and Remy would set Chelsea back around £62.5 million, but the Blues have the financial clout to pull off the stunning triple swoop.

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Benatia: £30m-£50m

Benatia would be the most expensive of the three players. The AS Roma centre-back, who has been linked with moves to Manchester United, Arsenal and Manchester City in recent weeks, is widely considered to be the best defender in Serie A at present.

Chelsea could sign him for around the £30 million-mark, although Roma’s director of football Walter Sabatini stated earlier this week that any interested club would need to pay closer to £50 million for the Morocco international.

Khedira: £24m

Khedira remains very much on Arsenal’s radar, with reports this morning claiming Arsene Wenger is keen to sign the Real Madrid holding midfielder as part of his own £103 million deal involving three high-profile stars.

The Germany international, who lifted the World Cup trophy in Brazil earlier this summer, is demanding a €7 million-a-year salary and would command a transfer fee in the region of £24 million.

Real Madrid are believed to be willing to sell the 27-year-old after spending big money on Khedira’s international teammate Toni Kroos and Colombia international James Rodriguez.

And Mourinho will be confident of signing the midfielder ahead of Wenger, having worked closely with the player during his three-year spell as Real Madrid head coach.

Watch: Sami Khedira in action

Remy: £8.5m

Remy, meanwhile, would represent a significant gamble for Chelsea. The France international is certainly a striker with considerable talent, but the fact he was turned down by Liverpool after failing a medical earlier this summer will concern Mourinho.

However, the Portuguese coach needs another forward, with Fernando Torres a shadow of the striker he used to be and Didier Drogba currently nursing an injury.

Because Chelsea are a club competing in the Champions League, they would only need to pay £8.5 million in order to sign him from west London rivals Queens Park Rangers this summer.

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