A Round-Up Of The Latest Transfer Rumours
We’re nearly halfway through December now, and the transfer rumours just keep on coming. However, some of the latest Chelsea-related transfer rumours seem a little far-fetched. Nevertheless, one can never quite predict who Roman may decide to buy! Here’s our round-up of the latest transfer rumours :-
1) Radamel Falcao– The rumours surface again. Falcao was heavily linked with a January move to Chelsea a while ago. But then stories claiming he was willing to move to London cooled down amid reports that Roman was unwilling to meet Falcao’s release clause. However, various newspapers are now reporting that Chelsea are willing to meet Atletico Madrid’s valuation of the player and will offer the Columbian a £200k/week wage (£10M/year). Given the form that Falcao has been in of late, he would be a welcome addition to our squad. Despite Torres’ recent resurgence in form, Chelsea are short on firepower upfront, making the transfer even more likely.
2) Paulinho– A central midfielder who currently plays for Brazilian side Corinthians, Paulinho has won 8 caps for his native Brazil. He’s a versatile player who can operate either as a defensive midfielder or play as a deep-lying play-maker. With Romeu officially out for the season and Mikel unavailable due to the AFCON during the month of January, it seems likely that Chelsea will sign a midfielder in January. Paulinho seems an ideal target, given that his style of play will add to Chelsea’s attack. Reports suggest that the midfielder will cost around £11M, making him cheaper than certain midfielders that the club are currently linked to.
3) Isco– The attacking midfielder is reportedly unsettled at Malaga and has a £17M release clause in his contract. Manchester City was the only club interested in signing the highly-rated Spaniard before Chelsea’s reported interest. While Isco is certainly a talented player, one can question whether Chelsea really need him. Given the plethora of attacking options currently at the clubs disposal, Isco would be a luxury buy, at best. And while one can never quite tell what Roman is going to do next, I’m pretty sure he isn’t thinking of adding a 5th Spaniard to our squad any time soon. Right?
4) Theo Walcott– The England international is currently in the last year of his contract at Stamford Bridge and contract negotiations with Arsenal have stalled. Arsenal may want to sell him in January in order to avoid losing him for nothing in the summer. Chelsea, Liverpool and even Manchester United interested in signing him, either on a free or in January. Walcott has shown signs of improvement this season and although it seems unlikely that Chelsea will get involved in a three-way transfer battle to sign him, he wouldn’t be an awful signing. That being said, Chelsea wouldn’t be too bothered if he didn’t join us.
Which of these players would you like to see Chelsea sign in January? Do let us know!