Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 22 July 2014

Jose Mourinho's Chelsea: Transfer targets include Wayne Rooney, Hulk and Xabi Alonso

Eliaquim Mangala
The moment Mourinho returned there was talk that he would usher David Luiz out the door. Why on earth he would want to move on one of Chelsea's best and most loved players is unclear. However, there are some valid reasons why the future of another popular (among Chelsea fans at least) centre-back has come into question. John Terry isn't getting any younger and with uncertainty at the back, a new central defender is among Mourinho's priorities. The player most consistently linked with the Bridge is Mangala. Mourinho was reportedly tracking the 22-year-old Frenchman while at Real Madrid and hasn't lost his interest. It's thought his club Porto will demand £30m for him.

Following the return of Jose Mourinho, Chelsea fans are now expecting a flood of players to follow him through the entrance at Stamford Bridge as the 'Special One' puts his mark on the team once again.

There's already an abundance of talent in west London, however it's understood there could be a few high profile exits this summer, meaning spaces will need filling.

 

Here, we round up those rumoured to be on their way to Chelsea during the current transfer window.

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