Chelsea Transfer Prospects: 5 Superstars Linked to the Blues
Chelsea are quietly still sitting at the top of the English Premier League table and face a tough London Derby match this coming weekend against Tottenham.
The Blues hope to keep their place at the top of the table not only this weekend but for the foreseeable future if their owner has anything to do with it.
Europe's top talent continues to be linked with moves to the Blues side of London, and it seems it will only a few months before there is certain to be more major activity happening at Stamford Bridge.
The current trend at the club of out with the old and in with the new looks set to continue this winter and throughout the next couple of transfer periods, and the most-linked potential new recruits are as follows in the slides to come.
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Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao has been attracting some massive interest from the European club scene.
ESPN is just one of multiple sources that have linked the player with a move to Stamford Bridge in January. However, his major transfer price tag is likely to keep it from happening.
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The Sport Review has linked Tottenham fullback Benoit Assou-Ekotto to Chelsea since the middle of last week.
With Ashley Cole likely to make an exit from the club in January or next summer, it seems that the Blues are already working to line up the next crop of young fullbacks to take his place.
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His value could be easily affordable for an owner such as Roman Abramovich, and he has already proven his worth by helping Lazio move back to the top four of Italy.
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Stoke City defender and English international Ryan Shawcross continues to force attention his way with his top-notch play.
According to Sky Sports, Chelsea and Tottenham are both inclined to covet the strong, young defender that has been a regular in the English Premier League for a long time already.
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Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini has had the eye of many managers in the last few months.The Belgian international is certainly on the rise as one of the biggest potential sales Everton could see in the next year.
His initial rumors as a Chelsea target were taken into account by Metro in mid- through late September, and it is still thought that Roberto Di Matteo intends to go back for the little child.