Stamford Bridge outfit keen on Emirates Stadium and White Hart Lane gems.
ROMAN ABRAMOVICH is ready to spend another £80million this summer to bring ‘sexy football’ to Chelsea.
The Russian billionaire wants the Blues to play a more thrilling and attacking style next season.
The Blues owner is targeting three main roles – a creative midfielder, a flying winger and a classy right-back – and has told chief executive Ron Gourlay to draw up a wish-list.
The targets are believed to include the likes of Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas, Tottenham’s Gareth Bale and Dutch defender Gregory van der Wiel.
Wesley Sneijder, Thomas Muller, Adam Johnson, Matt Jarvis, Ashley Young, Jack Rodwell, Marouane Fellaini, Luka Modric and Andrey Arshavin are other possibilities – all of who can inject pace into an ageing squad.
A Blues insider said: “Roman has always wanted to see a Chelsea side that played what he calls ‘sexy football.’
SOURCE: The Sun
That’s quite a shopping list! Clearly Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is ready to bankroll the West London club and hand Carlo Ancelotti a large transfer fund boost as he looks to flex his financial muscle having spent big to land Fernando Torres and David Luiz in January. However, is he likely to land these two big Premier League targets?
Talk of Cesc Fabregas leaving Arsenal has been going on for years but has always centred around a return to Barcelona there appears little or no chance that the Spaniard will move to any other Premier League club, such is his obvious love for the North London side he has represented for eight seasons.
Arsene Wenger will however be worried about losing some of the club’s top talent after six years without silverware and the likes of Samir Nasri, Robin Van Persie, Andrei Arshavin and Gael Clichy have all been strongly linked with Emirates Stadium exits.
A move for Tottenham winger Gareth Bale may be more likely but is still not a capture one can imagine occurring this summer. The 21 year old Welsh international has had a great season but the former Southampton man knows that his White Hart Lane side stood by him when he initially struggled at the club and even if Harry Redknapp’s side do indeed miss out on a top four finish the flying winger will probably not leave for another season at least.
Other Spurs stars have also been linked with exits as Man United reportedly take a keen interest in Bale, Rafael Van der Vaart and Luka Modric.
Chelsea are looking to refresh a squad that is still top heavy with ageing stars and there appears to be a concerted effort by the Blues to find the best young talent across Europe to help re-build for the future with the likes Brazilian attacker Neymar and Belgian sensation Romelu Lukaku apparently very high up on the club’s wish-list.