A win against Bayern Munich in the Champions League final will be vital in deciding who Chelsea will attract when the transfer window reopens, but what does the summer look like for the west London club?

Out with the old

Didier Drogba

For the fans at Stamford Bridge, seeing 34-year-old Didier Drogba leave the club will be devastating, as they saw him lead the Chelsea front-line to victory in the FA Cup final. The Ivorian veteran is still a world-class striker, using his physical strength and experience to get those vital goals needed to win trophies. Since joining in 2004 from French side Marseille, Drogba has scored 156 goals for the club and is the highest-scoring foreign player ever to have played for Chelsea. There is no doubt the African target man will be a key part of the Blues’ season-defining game against Bavarian giants Bayern Munich, but after refusing to sign a new deal at the club, his future is doubtful.

Florent Malouda

The French winger has been a great asset for the west London side over the past few years but the 2011-2012 season has seen a rapid decline in playing time and quality for Florent Malouda. With his contract expiring in the summer, a departure from England seems very likely. The 31 year-old has been on the bench for the majority of the campaign, under both Chelsea exile Andre Villas-Boas and interim first coach hero Roberto Di Matteo, but has been particularly of use when resting the first-team before two important Champions League games. If there is one place that Chelsea are lacking, it is deadly wingers – so making space for new blood out wide, will be a priority for Abramovich.

In with the new

Kevin De Bruyne

The 20-year-old attacking midfielder looks a bright prospect for Premier League football and after signing from Belgium champions Racing Genk, Chelsea fans are optimistic that De Bruyne will add that vital creativity and wing play that the Blues really need at the moment. The Belgium international plays predominantly on the left of midfield and looks talented and creative, bemusing defenders with his dribbling skills and has a good eye for goal.

Marko Marin

Nicknamed the German Messi, Marko Marin has suffered a shaky season with German side Werder Bremen, but a £6.5m move to Chelsea could jump-start his career. Much like Belgium counter-part De Bruyne, the 23 year-old German plays predominantly out wide or as an attacking midfielder using his speed, agility, and skill to bring the individual quality that every Premier League side needs. Although scoring few goals for his team, Marin creates chances and has never recorded less than ten assists in a Bundesliga season.

Transfer targets

Willian

Although not as famous as other players linked with a move to Stamford Bridge, Willian is a player of extreme quality and skill. Spending the last five years playing for Ukrainian side, Shakhtar Donetsk, the young Brazilian has come out of obscurity after increasing rumours over a move to the west London club. His dribbling skills are superb and he will hope to form a partnership, if joining Chelsea, with Brazilian comrades Ramires, David Luiz, and youth superstar Lucas Piazon.

Edinson Cavani

The Uruguayan hitman has been quite the star for the last number of seasons at the San Paolo, and at the age of only 25 the future looks bright for a player who has shone not only in Italy but also in the Champions League. A player who dominates not only in the air but also on the ground, Edinson Cavani could be described as an all-round striker – able to keep the ball, play the ball, and most importantly, score goals. Napoli’s 25 year-old forward could be a perfect replacement for departing Drogba, but whether he would adept to the Premier League is hard to tell.

By Jacob Tucker

10 COMMENTS

  1. Chelsea should sell Malouda,Bosingwa,Drogba,Ferreira,Essien,Kalou. They should buy Azpilicueta(14m),Oscar DosSantos Emboaba(18m),Muniain/Ericksen(22m) and Modric(35m).promote Piazon and call back Josh McEachran,Debruyne,Kakuta.

  2. Chelseafc should give Roberto Di Matteo atleast 2 years contract. We need to ofload bosingwa, ferreira, malouda, kalou turnbull and hillaro. We should sign van der wiel, willian or ganso, hulk and facao or cavani permanent thibaout courtios from althletico madrid .

  3. I tunde obi’s,i don’t see cavani as better replacent 4 drogba,i tink chelsea should go 4 falcao or hurlk.marin is a gud player nd bruyne.

  4. chelsea shd sell maluda,Bosigwa Drogba and ferriere to land Cavani , williams and Hazard in other to build a strong team, that will be a no one in Europe.

    • It is a nice decision to splash the cash dis summer on new blood sell out those old cargos so that the team will stand. Up blues.

  5. Facao, cavani, memar are good but excelent indeed to addup in club like chelsea. We have no idea of what the next season will look like, so it will make sense if this pple are aded to squard and make it fearce dangerous against who ever might be playing against us, and by that, we could earn alot of respect for our club and victory for our glory

  6. I wouldn’t know what players like Cavani, Lavezzi, Hulk will bring to Chelsea? We should rather concentrate on bringing in players like Hazard, Higuain, Lewandowski, Modric, Van de Weil and even Munain to the Bridge for a real chance to stand over the very best of Europe

  7. forgot to mention how benayoun will leave for arsenal because he would never want to go back to the shit he was in before #shitclubnohistory

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