Chelsea Shopping List: Top Ten Summer Transfer Targets

As Roman Abramovich ponders who to employ to help him spend his billions, we offer the Stamford Bridge owner our help with his summer transfer plans.

Having sacked his manager Carlo Ancelotti, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is in line for a busy, and expensive, summer.

For starters he must appoint a new boss and the bookies are quick to link the cream of the managerial world with the vacancy.

Guus Hiddink, Marco van Basten and Andre Villas Boas are all apparently in line for a phone call from the Russian billionaire.

Whoever is chosen however will have his own signings in mind and will want to improve certain areas of the squad.

All that depends on what players are released this summer with the vast majority of the squad being the wrong side of 30.

Didier Drogba, Nicolas Anelka and Florent Malouda are on dangerous ground, while even Frank Lampard and captain John Terry are sweating on their futures.

Chelsea’s rebuilding this summer will largely focus on refreshing rather than a mass overhaul of personnel, with emphasis on youth as well as quality.

Anyway, without further ado. Here are the ten names Abramovich will be told to sign.

Pep Guardiola (Barcelona)

The most successful boss in the world in the last three years is exactly the manager Abramovich wants.

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