Chelsea Transfer Speculation: 5 Serie A Stars Worth a Blues' Gamble
Chelsea may be in the midst of transition, but they still continue to find a way to be successful.
With the old guard phasing out over the coming transfer windows, the club have to keep rebuilding for the future. Italy has been a breeding ground for great young talent.
However, their young players tend to have the best success in England if they come to a club at a younger age where they can still grow into the pace and physicality of the English game.
The Blues must continue to build their dynasty for the future and that starts with looking at great young talent like the potential targets listed to follow.
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AS Roma has been building a strong contingent of youth players in the past several seasons.
One such is Erik Lamela. The 20-year-old Argentine midfielder has been sensational this season scoring eight goals.
If Chelsea want another young player that can make a huge difference through the middle and has plenty of time to develop to be even better.
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Fiorentina striker Stevan Jovetic has been on the transfer watch list for several English Premier League clubs for the past several transfer periods.
With Chelsea likely to offload Daniel Sturridge in the January transfer period, a move for the 23-year-old Montenegrin could be shrewd piece of business for the Blues.
Stephan El Shaarawy
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Although it is perhaps the longest shot in the book, AC Milan starlet Stephan El Shaarawy is one of the brightest young stars in the Serie A.
Chelsea would have a tough time to try and find a way to sign the young Italian, but if there is one young Italian start that would be a massive potential signing for the Blues it is the joint Italian goal scoring leader.
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Lazio midfielder Antonio Candreva has been a major part of his club's push to the top four of the Italian League in the last nine months.
His contributions continue to be key to the club's chances of breaking the top four or even the top three this season.
A move for the 25-year-old to England would be a major gamble as not all Italian mid-twenties midfielders have been greatly successful in the Premier League in recent years, but his ability to be creative in the central area could be massively effective with the tools that would be around him at Stamford Bridge.
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Udinese has made a habit out of training young stars in recent seasons. Gabriele Angella at the age of 23 looks to be another of those young talents on the rise.
Chelsea continue to look for additional defensive support and another fresh young star for the club's back line could be a smart move.