With the Daily Star reporting that Chelsea playmaker Juan Mata is attracting interest from the likes of Manchester United, Liverpool, Tottenham, Paris Saint-Germain and Arsenal in a £40m deal, here is five reasons as to why I would suggest it would suit both parties if the Spaniard made an exit.
He may not be getting much of a sniff at the moment, but letting Kevin de Bruyne leave the club in January could be a move that comes back to haunt west London. The Belgium international showed us what he was about last season on loan at Werder Bremen and in glimpses this time round back at his parent club, but now the Mirror are reporting that he is the target for La Liga side Atletico Madrid.
I’m sure in life, at times, we all have opinions about our peers. Whether it be co-workers, friends, or family, everyone has got an opinion on everyone else, but the question is, is it ever okay to actually say something? That dilemma came up earlier this week when Chelsea and Belgium mid fielder Eden Hazardwas quoted saying that he felt as if fellow Chelsea and Belgium mid fielder, Kevin De Bruyne should probably look to play his club football elsewhere come the January transfer window.
With Samuel Eto'o scoring twice, Fernando Torres scoring one and Demba Ba failing to hit the net at all this season, it is my belief that Chelsea need a re-shuffle come January. Here are three Ligue 1 strikers that I think would benefit the Stamford Bridge outfit.
When Chelsea signed Cesar Azpilicueta from Marseille last year there was an air of excitement that followed. Having Ashley Cole on the left, Azpilicueta on the right and a central option of John Terry, Branislav Ivanovic and Gary Cahill seemed as though it was a defence that would be beaten by few.
Juan Mata is an incredible player, there are few who would argue that, but he's not enjoying the most of his effective starts of the season this time round. Now, with various outletsreporting him with a move away from Stamford Bridge in the new year, it could be the end of his time in west London.
Jose Mourinho isn't one to mince his words. If the Portuguese coach tells you that you're not playing, he usually has a good reason for doing so, and if he tells you that he wants rid of you in the next transfer window then, well, you probably don't have too long left. And that is what the London Evening Standard is suggesting will happen to David Luiz, Juan Mata and former Newcastle striker Demba Ba.
With 39 goals in 143 games for Chelsea, a ratio of one goal to every 3.7 games, Fernando Torres has not warranted the massive price tag that was supposedly spent, for most. He has become a bit of a laughing stock after looking limp up top for the majority of his time at Stamford Bridge, but now with the Express reporting that the Spaniard could be on his way to make space for Radamel Falcao, is it finally time Jose Mourinho finally got rid?
Andre Schurrle arrived at Stamford Bridge with an air of caution in the summer. Although he starred for Bayer Levekusen last year Chelsea were already packed full of attacking midfielders and wide men, and were also expecting Kevin de Bruyne back from Werder Bremen, so where he would fit in was a mystery to most. Fast forward 11 Premier League games and he has made nine appearances, but completed just one game. If Jose Mourinho is serious about challenging for the Premier League, then I'd suggest that he needs to get the best out of the Germany international.
Like a lot of people, John Terry has been a huge factor of Premier League football while I have been growing up and I find it remarkable that he has performed so strongly for so long. However, The Sun are now reporting that Galatasaray, managed by former Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini, is ready to make a move for the Blues skipper.
So it seems that Chelsea will have to fight off interest from Liverpool and Tottenham to land the signature of Porto striker Jackson Martinez, which is no surprise. But with the news of competition coming so close to the January transfer window, here is why the Blues need to do everything they can to secure the switch in their favour.