Chelsea Transfer Rumours: 10 Biggest Names Linked to Blues

Mikhail TurnerContributor IIIMay 21, 2012

Chelsea Transfer Rumours: 10 Biggest Names Linked to Blues

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    Recent Champions League winners Chelsea have been linked to a number of big names for a summer move.

    While the team's Champions League win may lessen the chances of Roman Abramovich doing a complete overhaul on the squad, the rumours will continue to come and some may even become reality.

    Chelsea certainly has the money to get any of their required targets, and if any of these players truly are on the club's wanted list, they may very well end up at the club.

    Here are the 10 biggest names linked to Chelsea.

Edinson Cavani

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    The Daily Mail reported back in March that the Blues were leading the race to sign Edinson Cavani, who has really been in great form this season with 32 goals in 48 games.

    Signing Cavani would certainly put the future of a certain Fernando Torres in doubt, especially if Cavani continues to bang in goals on a regular basis.

Hulk

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    Hulk recently stated his uncertainty concerning his future with Porto, and the current transfer situation with Chelsea could be the reason why.

    There have been a number of big clubs linked to the Brazilian, but according to the Daily Mail, Chelsea leads the race to sign the striker.

Eden Hazard

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    Eden Hazard is a transfer target for a lot of England's top clubs. Chelsea is one of the clubs to have been strongly linked with the player and the Telegraph reports that they currently lead the pack in negotiations for the player.

Falcao

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    Radamel Falcao put in an impressive debut season for Atletico Madrid that has increased interest from some of Europe's top clubs.

    Chelsea has been linked to a swap deal for the player and former Atletico Madrid boss Gregorio Manzano believes the player will leave the club.

Demba Ba

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    Demba Ba's solid season with Newcastle saw him being considered as one of the Premier League's hottest properties and there have been a number of clubs said to be interested in the player.

    Goal.com recently reported that the Senegalese striker was unhappy and may be looking to leave the club in the summer.

    Chelsea will be happy with that news as they were linked for a move to sign the player back in March.

Joao Moutinho

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    According to Talksport.com, Joao Moutinho's recent admission that he would move to England has sparked the interest of Chelsea.

    The 25-year-old has been interesting the Blues for the last year and recent reports suggest they remain keen after the player helped Porto to another league title victory in Portugal.

    He was heavily linked with a move to Stamford Bridge last summer when he was seen as a possible alternative to Luka Modric. And now the Portuguese international, who plays in central midfield, admits he cannot rule out a move to England.

Gonzalo Higuain

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    Gonzalo Higuain was linked to a move to Chelsea by the Metro toward the end of April. While more recent reports suggest that the Argentinean striker will not be leaving the Spanish capital, anything is possible.

Stevan Jovetic

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    SkySports.com has reported that Chelsea has been linked with Fiorentina attacker Stevan Jovetic, but chances of the player signing for the club are slim to none right now.

    Reports in Italy suggest the Blues have been chasing the 22-year-old striker for some time, with an initial approach made in January.

    No agreement was reached during the winter transfer window and Fiorentina insist their stance regarding the Montenegrin has not changed.

    They are aware that speculation will continue to link Jovetic with big-money moves, especially to the Premier League, but are adamant that the highly-rated youngster is not for sale.

    "We want to build our future around Jovetic," Fiorentina administrator Sandro Mencucci told Gazzetta dello Sport.

Marouane Felliani

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    According to the Mirror, Chelsea have shown an interest in Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini.

    The Belgian midfielder signed a new contract with his club at the end of last year. Although that is likely to raise his transfer price, if Chelsea really wants the player, money will be no object.

Mauricio Isla

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    Having previously been linked with Premier League clubs Arsenal and Liverpool, the Metro reports that Chelsea may be the player's primary English destination.

    There are a number of clubs in Italy, France and England that are interested in the Chilean, so the London club would find it tough to grab his signature.