With the future of the Blues wide man now in some doubt following manager Jose Mourinho’s recent comments about the Belgium international’s commitment to the west London club, we take a look at five possible candidates to take over from the youngster at Stamford Bridge next season ….
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Ross Barkley (Everton)
The 20-year-old has enjoyed a real breakthrough campaign with the Toffees this season under new manager Roberto Martinez’s inspirational guidance, so much so that already the west Londoners have been heavily mentioned in the same sentence as the wonderkid.
However, the Blues will also be more than aware that in order to lure the newly capped England star south to the capital this summer, they will need to break the bank to persuade his employers to part company with their star man.