Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 30 August 2014

Chelsea: potential summer transfer targets from Tevez to Modric

Diego Godin
Having signed up reserve keeper Hilario to a new deal, goalkeepers don't appear to be a necessity for Chelsea, yet they could do with some additions in defence. One option may be Uruguayan central defender Diego Godin, who was recently quoted saying he was "honoured" by the interest shown in him by the Blues. Godin, who was part of the Uruguay team that reached the semi-finals of the World Cup, claims he was the subject of a bid from the Blues in January but Atletico but a stop to the move.
Gregory van der Wiel
With Jose Boswinga set to leave Chelsea sooner rather than later, a new right-back will be a priority for any new manager. Gregory van der Wiel of Ajax has been on Chelsea's radar for some time and a move could now be on. Fellow suitors Bayern Munich have reportedly dropped their interest in recent weeks. A fee of around £9m has been touted for the Dutch World Cup finalist.
Carlos Tevez
The future of Argentina striker Tevez remains uncertain, and with it, a switch to Chelsea remains a possibility. The Manchester City striker plans to return to Argentina in a couple of years but before then wants to further his career in Europe. He may feel that's possible at City, but Chelsea could also be an option, with rumours that Abramovich is willing to splash £40m on the prolific forward.

Chelsea endured a poor season (by Roman Abramovich's standards), finishing second in the league and being comfortably beaten by Manchester United in the Champions League. Manager Carlo Ancelotti paid the price.

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A few new faces are expected on the playing side of things as Abramovich looks to freshen up his side.

Here, we take a look at the players that have been persistently linked in the press and online with a switch to Stamford Bridge this summer.

Source: Independent

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