Roman’s £247m shopping list: Chelsea to give new manager pick of world’s best
Roman Abramovich will present his new manager with a list of potential star signings and tell him to take his pick.
And Chelsea’s billionaire Russian owner has pinpointed four key roles – a centre forward, two full backs and an attacking midfielder – as the priorities for a summer spending spree.
Abramovich has used his scouting staff on a six-month project to build up detailed dossiers so that the next boss at Stamford Bridge can hit the ground running.
SOURCE: Daily Mail
That’s quite some shopping list, and the players earmarked by the Stamford Bridge would certainly add quality to a Blues squad that has failed to hit the high notes this term, culminating in the sacking of Andre Villas-Boas. One wonders just who Roman Abramovich has in mind to spend this huge sum.
The Russian owner is clearly looking to flex his financial muscles having seen Man City spend huge sums helping them to become genuine title chasers.
Here are the players listed in the Daily Mail report.
Colombian has taken to life in La Liga very well, netting 21 goals in the league this season, but as Atletico Madrid are unlikely to secure a spot in the Champions League a move to Chelsea may well appeal to the 26 year old former Porto striker.