Stamford Bridge side ready to splash the cash.
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is ready to fund incoming Blues boss Jose Mourinho to the tune of £100m as the Russian billionaire looks to make a major statement of intent during the summer transfer window.
The Daily Mirror claims that Mourinho has told Abramovich he needs a minimum of six new additions to help reinforce a Chelsea squad that finished some 14 points off the Premier League title pace and fell at the first Champions League hurdle this season.
It would appear that Chelsea’s strike-force, or perhaps lack thereof, is an area that Mourinho sees as in most need of repair.
Radamel Falcao tops the outgoing Real Madrid boss’s list of potential striker signings and Mourinho feels he has the upper hand on prospective buyers Monaco and Manchester City in the battle to sign Colombian superstar Falcao from Atletico Madrid.
Mourinho shares the same agent Falcao and believes this connection could help him snap up the prolific forward, who has scored 70 goals in 90 appearances for Atletico Madrid.
Zenit forward Hulk is apparently a back-up option and Roman Abramovich’s connections with the Russian Premier League side could aid any move for the powerful Brazilian.
Chelsea are already in talks to sign Bayer Leverkusen forward Andre Schurrle, who is a target that pre-dates Mourinho’s planned return but is nonetheless a player the 50 year old Portuguese boss rates highly.