After watching Chelsea's first two games of the season, the commentators felt the squad could still do with a few more players to increase the depth and talent for a strong title push this season.
Here are my thoughts on who Chelsea could bring in to improve their squad even further for the rest of the season.
Eliaquim Mangala - Centre Back (Porto)
Mangala is one of European footballs rising young stars and is attracting plenty of attention from top clubs. At just 22, Mangala has established himself at the heart of Porto’s defence and was highly impressive throughout the Portugese champions 2012/2013 campaign.
Mangala is a very physical central defender, able to muscle any forward off the ball, and would fit in very well in the back four at Stamford Bridge.
Mangala is certainly an excellent prospect for the future and could be a long term replacement for John Terry, who is approaching the twilight of his career. Porto are demanding that interested clubs pay a reported £42.2 million to activate his release clause.
Daniele De Rossi - Defensive Midfielder (AS Roma)
De Rossi has been regarded as one of European footballs most effective defensive midfielders and has sat at the heart of Roma's midfield over the years.
The Italian could be leaving the club this summer following a difficult 2012/2013 season where he fell out spectacularly with the clubs former manager and spent plenty of last season on the bench.
Jose Mourinho is thought to be a big fan of De Rossi and it's no surprise that he's being linked with a move to Chelsea.
De Rossi maybe reaching the later stages of his career but he is still an exquisite midfielder and posses the ability to be at the core of Mourinho’s Chelsea team.
Marouane Fellaini – Defensive Midfielder (Everton)
Having several excellent seasons at Everton, Fellaini has become a wanted man to some of the League’s top clubs.
This is due to Fellaini’s versatility and physicality. The Belgian can play in a number of positions within the midfield, from a defensive midfielder to an attacking role, playing just behind the striker.
Jose Mourinho wants a tall and strong physical presence in his midfield and there aren’t many that beat Fellaini to that description.
With Fellaini’s transfer clause out of the door, Everton will most likely demand close to £30 million for one of their best players.
However, Chelsea have shown they are willing to splash the cash if they feel the player is worth it, as well as having many of Fellaini’s fellow country men in the likes of Eden Hazard, Kevin de Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku.
Fellaini undoubtedly would be a great addition to a squad that already boasts such talented midfielders.
Nemanja Matic – Central Midfielder (Benfica)
Matic has already previously played at Chelsea for some time, leaving in 2011 for Benfica as part of a the deal which brought Brazilian David Luiz to the Blues.
After his move to the Portuguese club Matic has excelled and has earned himself interest from a number of top European clubs, one being his former club.
Mourinho is looking to bring in a talented prospect into his central midfield this summer as club legend Frank Lampard approaches the last years of his career.
Matic is an excellent player and could come back to Stamford Bridge and become part of Chelsea’s midfield for many years to come.
Hulk - Forward (Zenit St. Petersburg)
The Brazilian striker has long been linked with a move to one of Europe’s top clubs for years, and it’s no secret Chelsea have always been a fan.
The Brazilian’s first season in Russia hasn’t been a particularly successful and it’s reported that the player isn’t happy in Russia and is looking for a way out.
With the likes of Oscar, David Luiz and Ramires Chelsea certainly have some Brazilians who could help convince their national team-mate to join them at the Bridge.
Zenit would want to recoup most of the £50 million they splashed out on the striker last summer, however Chelsea will look to negotiate a cheaper deal and if that goes through, make sure you keep your eyes on Hulk as his speed and power could be ripping Premier League defences apart.
With Willian seemingly a done deal to arrive at Stamford Bridge, could the Brazilian contingency at Chelsea grow even stronger and make the Blues that much more scarier to
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