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What’s next for Chelsea?

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This would suggest that Chelsea are likely to offload at least one midfielder. The main suspect. Cuadrado. The Columbian has failed to impress and not lived up to his expectations ever since joining the club in January for 23.3 million pounds. However interests from Italian sides have speculated around a move for the midfielder.

However, papers report that Juventus have rejected any offers including Cuadrado + money as they seek a deal with only money. This will prove tricky for Chelsea as they look to offload either Moses or Cuadrado from an over crowded midfield selection list. Rumours about Pogba were very strong at the beginning of the summer transfer season with nearly every big club around Europe interested in signing the big Frenchmen. However after repetitively denying any chance of the player leaving, rumours have died down.

Until now. Chelsea are taking advantage of the interest from Juventus who are interested in both Oscar and Cuadrado. Although it is understood that Cuadrado would not be a first choice option for the Italian side, a loan move would be much more preferred. Unfortunately for both sides Oscar has emphasised his allegiance to Chelsea over the last few years amid different reports he may leave. It is understood he has no interest in leaving Chelsea but also that Chelsea are reluctant to offload the Brazilian. As far as we can see, a deal is unlikely to go through, unless Chelsea are willing to spend big. Really big!

Of course, the Stones saga continues and it seems the more Chelsea press, the more Everton refuse to let go. Three bids later and still no deal has been struck. Initial bid started at around £20 million which is now reportedly nearly as high as £40 million. It is understood that Stones wants to leave after Terry managed to contact the Everton centre back to try and persuade him towards the London side. Subsequently, a furious Roberto Martinez reacted strongly at the alleged attempts from Chelsea captain John Terry to tap him up which is causing the side to be more and more uncooperative.

Latest reports suggest Chelsea are now going to go with a fourth and final bid despite the fact Everton have put in writing the fact that he is not for sale. However, it seems Stones intent to leave has become ever more clear. It is expected that he will hand in a transfer request which will take place sometime next week. The new direction of events will make conditions much easier for Chelsea in terms of moving forward with a deal. However, Everton will surely take advantage and try and collect as much money as possible from Chelsea’s billionaire owner’s pocket.

All in all, an exciting time for those Chelsea fans who were initially furious with the lack of activity in the market; things finally seem to be moving forward for the champions. Strong intent from the owner to retain the title with reports saying both the board and owner wish to make at least one big signing before the end of the transfer season means Chelsea could finally be back on board.

Baba Rahman, Pedro and now the chance of also adding Pogba and Stones to an already strong Chelsea side is set to ensure the side is realistically able to continue and compete for the title. Chelsea fans will be hoping to see their team regain the form the team started with last season. Whether these signings will help ensure the teams composure. We will have to wait and see.



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