Good evening Blues and welcome to Sunday’s transfer news update from CFCnet, where we take a look at the latest potential arrivals and departures at Stamford Bridge this summer.
So with Liverpool, Man Utd and Man City all appearing to be getting top deals done early, Chelsea are a little slower in the process. But there are a few solid rumours in place that seem to be gathering pace.
One in particular is the possible imminent arrival of Chile International midfielder Charles Aranguiz. The versatile midfielder looks set to be joining the Blues from Internacional for £8 million as they pip Arsenal to the deal.
The 26-year old is highly rated in South America and it looks as if he’ll be plying his trade in the English Premier League next term. If it can be for £8 million, I’d say that’s an excellent coup.
The majority of Chelsea fans seem to be excited about the potential arrival of Barcelona winger Pedro, although I have seen some concerns raised also.
Pedro is apparently keen on the move and combining once again with fellow World Cup winner Cesc Fabregas at Chelsea. Some strong sources are backing this move as it gathers extreme pace.
My take? Pedro is a class player and I feel that the possibility of having him alongside Eden Hazard and Willian behind Diego Costa is a pretty scary looking attack. Especially if they activate his £22 million release clause, that’s a great deal when you consider that Raheem Sterling is on the verge of joining City for £50 million!
Finally for now, after a £20 million bid rejected from Real Madrid, Chelsea will be moving back in with an offer of around £35 million for midfielder Isco. Apparently Jose Mourinho is asking that everything in their power can be done to land the play maker.
It’s clear for all that Chelsea too have intentions to sign some top players and big names in order to compete once again. But they’re looking for bargains and will not be paying over the odds for anyone.
That’s it for now, but remember to follow my Twitter here for the latest Chelsea updates @cfcneteditor
Simon Phillips – News Editor – CFCnet