Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is willing to splurge cash on three new faces after seeing his Blues steamrolled 3-0 by Manchester City on Sunday, according to reports.
The Daily Mirror relay how the Russian billionaire will consent to giving Jose Mourinho the open cheque-book he desires with which to strengthen his squad, and there are three roles in particular the Special One wants to fill.
First of all there’s the obvious longing to sign Everton’s John Stones, but with Roberto Martinez playing hard ball the Blues are going to have to spend big to get their man.
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Three men wanted
Recent reports infer a bid of as much as £34million may be needed on that front, though Mourinho might be willing to pay that as he sees the youngster as the ideal future replacement for John Terry.
Moving forward it’s said the Portuguese coach also wants another central midfielder and at least one more attacking player added to his roster.
Paul Pogba was a name commonly associated with Stamford Bridge earlier this year, but it seems more feasible that a less reputable name will be sought.
Mourinho not happy
In any case it’s been made clear that Mourinho isn’t happy with his current squad depth. His decision to sub John Terry for the first time in two Chelsea spells at the Etihad Stadium is thought to have been a message to Abramovich, and thus far his business in the summer window has been underwhelming.
That said the Blues do have money to spent so it can be assumed they will fix the problems they have with an Abramovich-funded puncture repair kit. They’ve already confirmed the capture of Baba Rahman this week, who will be next?
Chelsea fans, who do you think is going to be purchased before the end of the window? Let us know in the comments box below.