Stamford Bridge boss ready to spend big before transfer window slams shut.
Chelsea are ready to make an emphatic title statement by bidding £29million for Valencia winger Juan Mata and upping their offer for Tottenham’s Luka Modric.
Andre Villas-Boas has told Roman Abramovich he needs to inject more flair into his side and the billionaire Chelsea owner is backing his young manager to the tune of £60m.
SOURCE: Daily Mail
Andre Villas-Boas has been relatively quiet during the current transfer window, with just Romelu Lukaku arriving as a significant signing, and now the Stamford Bridge boss has received the full financial backing of owner Roman Abramovich and has told the young Portuguese boss to go out and try and capture these two talented individuals to help add creativity to the Chelsea first team.
The Blues boss is keen to address the club’s ageing squad and as such Juan Mata at 23 and Luka Modric at 25, helpfully add balance to the side without being too youthful to be able to be used immediately, both the Valencia attacker and Tottenham playmaker are well ready to jump straight in as Chelsea look to wrestle the Premier League title from Man United’s grasp.
Juan Mata can play as an orthodox striker but would presumably be brought in to the Premier League club to play out wide. The Spanish international is very experienced for a player of tender years having notched up over 170 top level appearances. The speedy attacker would be brought in to provide more ammunition for the likes of Fernando Torres, Didier Drogba and Daniel Sturridge. Rumours are rife that Nicolas Anelka may be on his way back to France.
Luka Modric would add more creativity to a midfield that has plenty of bite in the form of Ramires, John Obi Mikel and the currently injured Michael Essien. Perhaps the Croatian international is being earmarked as a long term replacment for Frank Lampard who at 33 is clearly nearing the end of his glittering career.
It may take some persuading to get Harry Redknapp and Daniel Levy to let Modric leave but there are signs that the North London side may elect to let the former Dynamo Zagreb man leave.