The first few weeks of the pre-season allowed the club to handle the bulk of the transfer business and saw the club add some quality additions to an already exciting young squad.
Andre Schurrle was the first name to be announced in a deal costing £18.5 million. The signing was generally accepted as a decent bit of business and although the player was not an essential addition to the squad the club's interest had spanned almost a year so most Chelsea fans new the club was getting an exciting young player.
Shortly after the club announced the highly anticipated capture of the Dutch young player of the year, Marko Van Ginkel. The central midfielder signed from Vitesse for £8 million seemed like a move for the future as well as adding depth to one of the weaker areas of the squad and comparisons were being made to young Frank Lampard, something that certainly whet the Chelsea fans' appetite.
The following week saw ex Fulham keeper Mark Schwarzer sign on a free transfer, this was clearly a very good piece of business as the club has lacked any real competition and cover for Cech since Cudicini left the club.
The club also captured the highly prized English u17 striker Isaiah Brown from West Brom, who is now teaming up with Feruz for the u21 team.
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