Chelsea chief hints at further transfers


Chelsea chief executive Ron Gourlay has told the media that Chelsea’s summer spending may not yet be over.

The club have signed both Willian and Samuel Eto’o from Anzhi Makhachkala this week for a combined fee of around £37m but the west London outfit are apparently still looking to strengthen key areas of the squad.

Gourlay was asked about the recent Eto’o acquisition and said: "We have always said we are always looking to strengthen, but it's all about the right players being available at the right time. Samuel was available and I think he just adds some experience to the players we already have around us."

When asked if the club would be looking to add any further talent to the squad he replied: "We are always looking to strengthen the team and there could be one, maybe two, but we are looking at a couple maybe going out on loan to continue their development as we have a fairly big squad.

"I would expect maybe a little bit of activity in the next couple of days before the window closes, but the coach is very happy with the squad that he has at this present time, so if this is the squad we continue with for the rest of the season then it will be all good."

Recent reports suggest Chelsea are chasing Porto’s winger, Christian Atsu.

Atsu would most likely be loaned out again along with Chalobah, McEachran and Moses. Bringing Eto’o to Chelsea doesn’t do much to dispel the notion that both Ba and Torres Chelsea careers could soon be over.

Liverpool and Arsenal are both reportedly interested in Torres and Newcastle are weighing up a return to St James Park for Demba Ba.

Neither striker has set the world alight during their time with Chelsea and it is doubtful many fans would be too disappointed at their loss. If one or both do leave the club will certainly need to bring another established striker into the squad and with a deal for Rooney now looking highly unlikely Mourinho is considering a move for Porto’s Columbian goal machine Jackson Martinez.

Martinez would be available for around £35m but with Porto one of world football's notoriously difficult negotiators the Blues will have to act fast to get their man as the window closes in a little over four days time.

Mourinho is apparently happy to enter the season with the squad as it is and the majority of Chelsea fans would likely be pretty content themselves.

An in form top class striker would be the cherry on the cake but with Eto’o's experience, Torres good form in Europe and the young raw Lukaku already on the books a deal for Rooney does not seem to be as vital as it once was.

The next few days look to be pretty exciting as the Chelsea faithful will get to see Mourinho’s squad confirmed and a clearer picture of the Special One’s plans for the coming season.

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