Stamford Bridge side to continue summer spending spree.
CHELSEA have agreed a fee with Wigan for Victor Moses and could yet add more firepower to their ranks.
The Blues have been given permission to speak to the Nigerian after striking a deal believed to be worth in the region of £9million with the Lactics.
But the imminent arrival of Moses may not signal the end of Chelsea’s transfer activity and could help the European champions in their pursuit of other targets.
Boss Roberto Di Matteo is still searching for a replacement for Didier Drogba, and after allowing Romelu Lukaku to join West Brom the Italian is short of a striker.
Edison Cavani and Porto powerhouse Hulk have been linked with moves to Stamford Bridge and Di Matteo is still understood to be keen on the duo.
Marseille defender Cesar Azpilicueta is also expected to join before the deadline to provide competition for Branislav Ivanovic at right-back.
SOURCE: Fulham Chronicle
Roman Abramovich means business. In relative terms the Chelsea owner has not been as free with his chequebook as he was in the peak years of success the Stamford Bridge side enjoyed but having secured a maiden Champions League triumph the Russian billionaire appears keen to pump money in to help mount a Premier League title challenge whilst simultaneously continuing to reverse the ageing nature of the Blues squad.
With Victor Moses seemingly ‘in the bag’ Chelsea are ready to bring in another long term target, Cesar Azpilicueta after the Spaniard was left out of Marseille’s opening Europa League fixture. The 22 year old Pamplona born defender is seen as an ideal man to fill the right-back hole that was created by the departure of Jose Bosingwa.
Moves to capture another ‘marquee’ signing in the form of an adequate replacement for Didier Drogba are ongoing and two strikers are continually linked with moves to the Premier League side.
Brazilian forward Hulk has spent the past four seasons scoring goal for fun in Portugal but may feel that he needs to ply his trade in a more advanced league in order to continue his career progression and cement his place in the national team set-up. FC Porto seem to be aware of this and have adjusted the price-tag on the 26 year old’s shoulders to a still massive £38m
The hustle and bustle forward has netted 57 goals in the last two seasons alone, helping the Estadio Dragao side to back to back domestic titles and other assorted silverware. One would imagine he would jump at the chance to move to Chelsea.
Edinson Cavani has seen Napoli fail to qualify for the Champions League and then seen his strike partner Ezeqiuel Lavezzi join moneybags PSG, this must lead the Uruguayan to consider his future at the San Paolo. The former Palermo man has netted 66 goals in his two seasons with the Naples side and would also presumably be keen on joining the Champions League holders.
It seems fair to assume that Chelsea are not looking to buy both players so it seems it’s a case of landing one or the other as Roberto Di Matteo hopes to improve a striking line-up that has a misfiring Fernando Torres at the helm.
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