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Chelsea Transfer Rumours: Tracking the Latest Players Linked to the Blues

Mikhail TurnerContributor IIIFebruary 13, 2013

Chelsea Transfer Rumours: Tracking the Latest Players Linked to the Blues

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    The transfer rumours continue to roll in as the Blues are linked to a number of players.

    With Roman Abramovich at the helm change is inevitable at Stamford Bridge, and there's likely to be plenty of movement this summer.

    A challenge for the EPL title is seemingly out of the question for the Blues, and a Europa League victory will not suffice for the Russian owner.

    Here are some of the latest players linked with a move to Stamford Bridge.

Radamel Falcao

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    Radamel Falcao has long been linked with a move to Chelsea and the Metro has again reported about a possible move for the Colombian.

    Thibaut Courtois has been touted as a possible makeweight in a deal that would see Falcao arrive at Stamford Bridge in the summer.

    Courtois has spent the last two seasons on loan at Atletico Madrid and recently stated he's unsure about his future at Chelsea.(Via Sky Sports)

Cristian Cuevas

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    According to the Daily Mail Chelsea could make a move for Chilean talent Cristian Cuevas.

    The club has altered its transfer policy recently with a number of talented youngsters joining in recent windows.

    Cuevas would possibly join the likes of Lucas Piazon, Kevin De Bruyne, Thorgan Hazard and Romelu Lukaku as the next generation of stars at the club.

Marouane Felliani

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    Marouane Fellaini is hot property in the football world now and has certainly attracted interest from Chelsea in the past.

    Fellaini has been linked to the Blues again by the Sun as he continues to put in solid performances for Everton this season.

    Fellaini would be a great addition to Chelsea and the London club and would strengthen a midfield that could do with his mixture of power and skill. 

Christian Benteke

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    Christian Benteke is a rumoured target of Chelsea and a number of big clubs according to the Daily Star.

    The Belgian forward has been in great form during his debut season in England despite his side Aston Villa struggling.

    Benteke would be a great fit for teams looking for a mixture of power, pace and mobility. 

    Chelsea could move for Benteke if Fernando Torres leaves and they fail to sign any of their other targets.

Neilton

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    Every club tries to sign the next big thing in World Football, and Chelsea may have their hand on one such player.

    If the Mirror is to believed Chelsea could add to their Brazilian contingent by signing Santos starlet Neilton. 

    Neilton's recent performance in the Copa Sao Paulo's U-19 tournament has increased interest in his services and Chelsea could be the frontrunner to sign him.

Paulinho

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    Sky Sports reports that Corinthians star Paulinho could make his way to Europe this summer with Chelsea a possible destination.

    The Brazilian midfielder featured against Chelsea in the final of the Club World Cup in 2012 and came out on the winning side.

    Paulinho would be a good addition to the Blues with Chelsea needing more energy and mobility in the middle third.

Lazar Markovic

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    Serbian starlet Lazar Markovic recently had to downplay rumours linking him with a move to Chelsea. (via Sky Sports)

    ESPN Soccernet provides some more info on the Serbian youngster here.

    Markovic is believed to have a bright future in the game and Chelsea's interest showcases their move toward signing more youth.

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