What an exciting time it is for Chelsea Football Club and the footballing world with the transfer season now properly up andrunning. And clubs battling hard to set up their armies to achieve their owntargets.The business done in the transfer season can both make or break theseason of the club, with the huge transfer fees and so many expectations.Clubstake their time to and negotiate hard to get just what they want. So farChelsea have made some good signings and some other big names are also beinglinked to the club. Let’s take a close look at each of these transfertargets out of which some have been acquired and the Club is in talks withothers-
|Says he wants to leave Porto.
Hulk– According to Mail Online Hulk has told Porto and his agentshe wants to join our revolution this summer in an attempt to force through amove.The Brazil forward has been a long-term target for the Blues andboth clubs have held advanced talks about a proposed move.However, sourcesclose to the deal have told Sportsmail the main stumbling block towards thetransfer remains the transfer fee.Our pacy midfielder Ramires earlierthis week said that he believes Hulk is likely to join him at Stamford Bridgenext season.And the Brazilian has backed his compatriot to be a huge hit in thePremier League.
“I am following from here inBrazil the news about Hulk’s probable signing for Chelsea,” he toldreporters.
“It seems he is coming. I playedwith him in the Brazilian team, we were on opposing side when I played forBenfica and he would definitely add a lot to the team.
“If it was up to me it wouldalready be settled. With the personality that he has, he will come, put on theshirt and start playing.
“He will not have any problemadapting. Both me and David Luiz will make him feel at home quickly. I hope itall works out.” Ramires opined.
Chelsea are the bookmakers’favourites to sign Hulk this summer ahead of Manchester City.Hulk has an£80million release clause written into his contract – though the Portugueseclub will accept an offer of around £38million.Chelsea are yet to meet thatvaluation, causing a delay in the transfer, though the deal is still expectedto be completed.
|Cavanii has cast a doubt over his future because of no Champions League Football.
Edinson Cavani– Cavani recently cast doubt on his future at theSan Paolo by as good as admitting that failure to qualify for next season’sChampions League could lead to him seeking a summer transfer. The Uruguayan isa top target for Chelsea and Chelsea are ahead in the long queue to sign himrecent reports suggest.Cavani is widely seen as an alternative option to Porto striker Hulk, who hasalso been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge, and while he insists he ishappy at Napoli, he has refused to rule out a move away from the club.
“I do not know anything about whathappened or what is happening,” he told Goal.com.
“I am only thinking about thesematches with the national team, which will close the season. After this, I wantto go on holiday, which will be very important.
Reports in Italy earlier this weekclaimed the 25-year-old was seeking an improved contract at Napoli, less thantwo years after signing a new big-money five-year deal.
According to The Sun, discussions took place inLondon on Friday with a view to a transfer in the summer. Napoli have continually stressed that it wouldrequire a king’s ransom to convince them to part with their star man who isunder contract until 2015.Last month Napoli president Aurelio DeLaurentiis suggested he was ready to sell Cavani this summer – but only if aclub is prepared to pay “mega” money to convince him to part companywith the player he values at
|Man in the spotlight..
EdenHazard- With Eden already now a Blue great things areexpected from the young Belgian. He primarily plays as an attacking midfielderand a winger. Hazard is known for his creativity, speed, and technical abilityand is described as a “fearless, explosive attacking midfielder who canchange the game with a turn of pace or a dribble”. He has also beendescribed as “a defender’s nightmare” and has earned critical acclaimfor his playing style, which has led to the media, coaches, and players drawingcomparisons to FIFA World Player of the Year winners Lionel Messi and CristianoRonaldo
Eden also revealed that he held personalconversations with both Sir Alex Ferguson and Roman Abramovich before decidingthat he wanted to join Chelsea rather than Manchester United.
“I spokewith Mr. Abramovich, he is very simple and loves football,” Hazard said. “Wewere on the same wavelength, he wants to confirm Chelsea’s position at the top.Chelsea have made a good investment for me but I did not put any pressure onthem.”
Manchester City, Arsenal and Tottenham were alsointerested in the former Lille playmaker, but it appears to have come down to achoice between Chelsea and United. Chelsea’s unexpected success in winning theChampions League and thus securing their qualification in the tournament nextseason was crucial.
“I’ve always said I wanted to play in England.There was a struggle between Chelsea and United, but according to me Chelseahas the best project,” Hazard said.
Marko Marin– “He’s technically very good,very skilful,” RDM said when we finalised a deal for Marin on 28th April2012.He primarily plays as a winger and an attackingmidfielder. Marin is known for his acceleration, dribbling, agility,creativity, versatility, technical ability and as an assist-maker. He has beendescribed as a “player who can decide a game on his own”. Marin hasearned critical acclaim for his playing style, which has led to the media andfans drawing comparisons to Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, with Marin oftenbeing nicknamed the -German Messi.
Of his potential, there is no doubt. At his best,he is an exciting prospect, confident on the ball, a dazzling dribbler down thewings or a creative spark playing just off a main striker. But since Germanfootball first began to take notice of him as a starlet, his career hasplateaued a little, not helped by injuries. Still the lad will have to work hard to really shine and also for a regular role in Chelsea’s already experienced and organised midfield.
|Says Chelsea is a BEAUTIFUL Club.
Gregory Van Der Wiel– ESPNUK have reported that current Ajax and Holland defender, Gregory van der Wiel,would be flattered, and more importantly interested, by any offer from EuropeanChampions Chelsea.
Van der Wiel plays at right back for both club andcountry, a position that many Chelsea fans believe needs to be strengthened forthe coming season.
The 24-year-old Dutchman has played a key role inAjax’s dominance of the Eredivisie this season, providing an influentialpresence both defensively and occasionally on the attack.
When asked by Sky Sports reporters whether anoffer from Chelsea might turn his head, van der Wiel responded: Yes of course,it is a beautiful club. I haven’t heard anything from my manager so it’s justrumours I think. We’ll see. I watch a lot of football, Chelsea didn’t have thebest season but they won th
e Champions League and that was a great performance.
Obviously, at this stage a lot still has to bedecided and talked through in order to bring the defender to Stamford Bridge.
But if we’ve learned anything as fans of thebeautiful game over the years, it’s that if a world class player openly showsan interest in moving to a club, usually that side will do everything withintheir power to bring him in.
If van der Wiel leaves Ajax for England, thiswould continue the trend of the Dutch legends providing the Premier League withsome of its most notable figures.
Suarez, Bergkamp and Vermaelen are just a smallhandful of players who have made the jump from de Godenzonen to the BPL.
|Surprise package Moses heading to the Bridge?
Victor Moses- A surprise face in these array of players is the Latics winger Victor Moses. Moses can play in a variety of positions, but in the first-team games he has taken part in so far, Moses has mostly played as a left winger. Born in Nigeria, he has represented England at under-16, under-17, under-19 and under-21 levels, but opted to play for the Nigerian national football team as opposed to being fully capped at the English level.
He also claimed that the Blues,Liverpool and a host of other Premier League clubs are interested in securing his services during the summer transfer window.
The 21-year-old, whose contract expires next summer, has been frequently linked with a move away from the DW Stadium having impressed during his third season with Wigan, scoring six goals in 37 appearances in the Premier League.
He joined the Latics from Crystal Palace for £2.5 million in 2010 but now claims he could be set to move on to one of England’s biggest clubs.
In a recent interview Moses said-
“I don’t know for now [whether I will move], but there’s a link for me to Liverpool, Chelsea and some other clubs in England,” Moses said.
“If the offer is cool, why not, I will move.”
Moses also revealed an ambition to play in Serie A but insisted that a potential move to Italy was not on his mind at this moment in time.
“I’m looking at [playing in] Italy, but that would be much later in my career,” Moses explained.
He made his international debut against Rwanda in February and is optimistic ahead of the clash with Malawi having featured in the 1-0 victory against Namibia on Sunday.
“We did well in Calabar against Namibia and we hope to win in Malawi,” Moses added. “We just have to take chances very well because they are not going to come out to play us, just like Namibia did.
“It’s kind of nice in the Eagles, obviously we have some big names and everyone here is working week in, week out. And I believe that we will qualify for the World Cup he added..
Well these are some of the major players who Chelsea have been heavely been linked to and Chelsea have already acquired 2 of them in Hazard and Marin. More is to come as the reigning European Champions continue to rebuild the squad and start another era at Stamford Bridge.
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