With two days remaining in the January transfer window, and the first big-money signings sealed, football fans will now wonder if any more will be on the way.
One club who could still enter the market are Chelsea. Having been involved in two big deals already; Juan Mata to Manchester United for £37.1m, and Mohamed Salah coming in from Basel for £11m, Blues fans may be thinking that the next target is a world-class striker, with Brazil and Atletico Madrid forward Diego Costa the name being whispered in the media.
However, the recent and surprising resurgence of Chelsea's strikers; Samuel Eto'o in particular, may give Jose Mourinho something of a dilemma. Prior to Chelsea's 3-0 victory against Southampton on New Year's Day, no Chelsea striker had scored away from Stamford Bridge since Fernando Torres in December 2012.
However, Torres has scored in consecutive games, but is now unfortunately injured, while Samuel Eto'o grabbed a hat-trick during Chelsea's 3-1 win against Manchester United.
The £11m signing of Mohamed Salah offers Mourinho another option up front; the Egyptian usually plays across the midfield, but his pace, skill and clinical finishing would make him an ideal alternative frontman for the Blues.
Chelsea should stick with their strikers for the remainder of this campaign, and instead concentrate on targeting domestic and European success.
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