Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has a remarkable summer transfer wishlist, with the quintet of Antoine Griezmann, Koke, Raphael Varane, Paul Pogba and Morgan Schneiderlin all on his radar.
This has been reported by the London Evening Standard, who claim that the Stamford Bridge outfit will look to bring two or three of the top-class stars to the club in the upcoming transfer window.
Chelsea, of course, secured the Premier League title with ease this term, however it appears that the club will go in search of improvement despite Mourinho's claims that it will be hard to replace a number of his first-team stars in west London.
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In fact, with Chelsea currently in Bangkok, the Portuguese tactician claimed that the most important thing this summer is to keep his best players at the club.
He stated: “We like the players, we’re happy with them. Two or three are always coming to the club, that’s normal.
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“If you come to a champion team you are not a big name. The big names are the champions.
“How can I find a better striker than Diego Costa? A better midfielder than Nemanja Matic? A better right-back than Branislav Ivanovic?
“Our squad was very good. We didn’t have many injuries. We had three players who played 38 matches in the Premier League.
“The most important thing in the market is not to lose players. The players I am looking for are my players, the players I want to keep. Last season I had players I wanted to sell. We have started building a team for the next decade. This season was the beginning of that.”
Hazard wants Chelsea stay
Belgian international Eden Hazard recently insisted that he wants to stay at Stamford Bridge for the long term, reports the London Evening Standard.
The versatile midfielder, who was named the Premier League's best player last season, has suggested that there's no need to change clubs while things are going well.
He stated: “Why change? If you’re happy and things are going really well at one place, there is no need to change.
“Obviously, these things don’t just depend on me but whenever you’re enjoying your football and having the chance to win trophies, it would be silly to change.”
Interest in Antonio Rudiger
Reports in Germany, meanwhile, have suggested that Chelsea are looking to sign Stuttgart defender Antonio Rudiger in the upcoming transfer window.
Rudiger, who has enjoyed a strong season in the Bundesliga despite his side struggles, could complete a move to west London, with the same report claiming that the Blues could land him for around £7m.
It now remains to be seen as to whether the Chelsea hierarchy step up their interest in the 22-year-old over the coming weeks and months.
Chelsea fans: Who do you want your club to sign this summer? Have your say in the comments section below!
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