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Chelsea to Launch £96m Trio Spending Spree

Stamford Bridge side to fork out huge sums to further improve Blues squad.

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Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is readying big money moves to land a top quality trio as he looks to improve a Stamford Bridge squad that has struggled for form this term.

Having seen the Blues dumped out of the Champions League and fall away from the Premier League title race the Russian billionaire is ready to once again dig deep to improve the Chelsea squad.

Abramovich spent over £60m to bring in six young talents in the summer, with Oscar, Victor Moses, Cesar Azpilicueta and Eden Hazard all making something of an impact already this season and the Chelsea owner will hope that further throwing of money will help bridge the gap to Man United and Man City.

The Daily Star states that Porto star Joao Moutinho, who has a £28.5m buyout clause, is high on Chelsea’s wish-list. Quite where the Portuguese international would fit into the starting eleven is hard to fathom but the FC Porto man could well be seen as a successor to veteran Frank Lampard.

However Rafa Benitez will also look to partner a player alongside an enforcer in the centre of the Chelsea midfield. Currently that combination has tended to see Ramires play next to John Obi Mikel but injured Spaniard Oriol Romeu and Oscar have also sat in this role.

The 26 year old former Sporting Lisbon man is into his third season at the Estadio Dragao and having won back to back titles may be ready to consider a move to the Premier League, though his side are in the last 16 of the Champions League so he may wish to stick around until the summer.

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