Midfield seems to be the key spot for the rebuild of the Chelsea team this summer, with Kalou gone, Malouda, Essien, Meireles are wanted by other clubs, and Hazard and Marin on the books, there is a lot of change going on.
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Its been another week of speculation and rumours in the press this week, adding a few names to the bubbling pot of targets for the summer, which has now breached fifty.
Firstly, Hulk has insisted that nothing has been agreed regarding a move to Chelsea, stating that his agent deals with such things, and he is focusing purely on the Brazilian Olympic team, which he is one of the three registered over the age of 23.
Speculation was rife that Chelsea had reached an agreement with Porto of around £38m for the attacker, but in the last few days, talk of the move has cooled, and the moneybags in France, PSG, have come out and put their hand in, saying that they could well be willing to pay up to £45m for the hitman.
For the umpteenth time in the last two seasons, Chelsea have been linked with Brazilian striker Hulk, who Is set to be on his way out of Porto this summer.
His agent said “We are open to talks with Chelsea, at any time, any place. He likes the English Premier league a lot and Chelsea are a good club for Hulk”
As Chelsea look to bolster an ageing squad in the summer, it is widely rumoured that Cheick Tiote, 25, and Tim Krul, 23, are high on Roman Abramovichs transfer list.
Porto's president Pinto Da Costa has ruled out selling their star striker during the January transfer window.
After FC Porto’s 1-0 Europa League triumph against Braga last May, many would be forgiven for believing Andre Villas–Boas’s managerial success was based on defensive solidity upon his appointment as the new manager of Chelsea.
Chelsea target Falcao has extended his contract with Porto by two seasons until 2015.
As you look at list of the top ten assists across Europe you will notice there is just one Premiership representative and that is Chelsea's one and only Didier Drogba.
Now that Chelsea have confirmed that Andre Villas-Boas has been named manager, what can be expected from the young Portuguese coach who never even played professional football.