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Chelsea: Three dream signings for transfer deadline day

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Life can’t get much better at the moment for Chelsea fans, the Blues are top of the Premier League by five points, have a trip to Wembley booked for the Carling Cup final and a last 16 Champions League tie with Paris Saint-Germain to come.

Jose Mourinho has a lot to smile about, although he has spent most of his time recently sulking about the suspension of Diego Costa after his stamp on Liverpool’s Emre Can. The Blue’s shock defeat against a brilliant Bradford City team in the FA Cup fourth round is the only real downer so far this season.

However, Chelsea can count themselves lucky to escape Saturday nights showdown against second-placed Man City with a point after a lacklustre performance. With Fiorentina's Juan Cuadrado arrival and Andre Schurrle's departure imminent, here are three signings that would send Chelsea fans into dreamland.

Raheem Sterling

As Raheem Sterling has been locked in contract negotiations with Liverpool, the Metro reports that Chelsea have been put on red alert about his availability.

Sterling has been a pivotal figure for Liverpool this season, who have been struggling for goals with Daniel Sturridge only just returning from a long term injury and Mario Balotelli misfiring. The former QPR youth player has contributed five league goals and Mourinho would no doubt love to add to his squad while weakening Liverpool’s in the process.

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Real Madrid are also reportedly interested in the England international who would cost in excess of £50 million. Both sides are said to have been encouraged by delay in Sterlings contract talks.

Raphael Varane

Jose Mourinho is said to be very keen to reunite with France defender Raphael Varane, a player he managed and held in high regard at Real Madrid, reports the Daily Mail.

Mourinho is looking to reshape his Chelsea defence, as Gary Cahill has lost his place in the side to Kurt Zouma recently. Although Madrid consider Varane the cornerstone of their defence for years to come, Chelsea are thought to be prepared to pull out all the stops for his signature.

Gary Cahill’s Chelsea career is understood to be in jeopardy since his horror-show in the 5 - 3 loss to Tottenham while captain John Terry is thought to have just one last season left in him. Mourinho is acting quickly to secure the long term future of Chelsea’s defence.

Frank Lampard

A return to Stamford Bridge for Frank Lampard would be one of the most sensational stories in transfer deadline day history.

Lampard enjoyed a warm reception from Chelsea fans upon his return to the Bridge on Saturday as a Manchester City player, still an unfamiliar sight for the most die-hard of Blues. All seems to have been forgiving after Lampard scored a dramatic equaliser against his former team back in September at the Etihad Stadium.

There is no other signing which would put a smile on a Chelsea fans face quite like the return of their all time record goal-scorer and what another twist it would be in this saga!

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Frank Lampard
Raheem Sterling
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Jose Mourinho
Raphael Varane
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