Chelsea Tranfser Rumours: Chelsea Allegedly Lining Up Bid for Marouane Fellaini
Chelsea have already been extremely busy this transfer window. So far the Blues have brought in Marko Marin from Bundesliga side, Werder Bremen, as well as all but securing the transfer of Eden Harzard from Lille.
On top of this, it looks like Porto and Brazil striker, Hulk, will also soon be on his way to Stamford Bridge this summer.
All in all, the victory over Bayern Munich in the Champions League final seems to have drastically heightened Chelsea's appeal to the masses around Europe. It seems implausible that a young player such as Hazard would choose to come to Chelsea, who finished sixth in the Premier League this season, ahead of the champions Man City, or local rivals and runners-up United.
However, with the heroic display against the German giants, Chelsea have managed to regain the European pedigree that had been dwindling in recent years.
The Daily Mail are reporting that Roman Abramovich is willing to fork out a whopping £20 million to secure the Belgian's services for the coming campaign.
There's no doubt that Fellaini is a proven talent in the English top flight, but does he really justify the meaty sum of £20 million?
Retrospectively, the recent signing of Shinji Kagawa by United—which was estimated at roughly £17 million—seems like an absolute steal.
Do Chelsea need Fellaini?
It's almost starting to feel like Abramovich is sending a message to the other elite Premier League sides—Manchester City in particular.
Roman is showing us that he still has the depth of pocket to splash the cash in order to ensure signing the players that he wants.
In relation to this, it is believed that Chelsea will spend £32 million bring Hazard to the Bridge—a substantial fee for any player.
It's a risky and brass tactic from the Russian billionaire, but nothing too surprising.
This kind of attitude was frustrating when he first burst on to the scene in 2004, but now, I can't help but admire it.
In the face of Sheikh Mansour, Abramovich is trying to regain the mantle of "the big shot with all the money," for lack of a better term!
If the deal for Fellaini does happen, then Abramovich would have spent £52 million on two players alone—this is before the addition of Hulk's eventual fee.
If the Everton man does swap one blue shirt for another, he will be reunited with Hazard, his international teammate.
For now though, Chelsea need to focus on clinching the Hulk deal before they can realistically turn their attentions elsewhere.
The real question is, do Chelsea even need Fellaini?
I'll let you be the judge of that.
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