Chelsea Transfer Rumours: 4 Latest Names Linked to the Blues

Mikhail Turner@MikhailTurnerContributor IIIMarch 11, 2013

Chelsea Transfer Rumours: 4 Latest Names Linked to the Blues

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    The inevitable links to star players continue for the Blues as the season progresses.

    Whatever happens to Chelsea at the end of the season, there's sure to be some new faces in the fold.

    After winning the Champions League and FA Cup last season, Chelsea boss Roman Abramovich spent over £80 million on new players. That includes the January signing of Demba Ba.

    Here are the five latest names linked to the Blues.

    *Unless otherwise stated, all statistics courtesy of ESPN FC.

Mario Gomez

1 of 4 reports that Mario Gomez has emerged as a possible target for Chelsea during the summer.

    Gomez has seen less time as a starter this season for Bayern Munich due to injuries and Mario Mandzukic's emergence as a starter.

    In 18 games this season, Gomez has eight goals and three assists to his name.

M'Baye Niang

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    AC Milan youngster M'Baye Niang is another rumoured transfer target for Chelsea (via

    Chelsea signed a lot of young stars during the summer window and have a plethora of young talent on the books.

    Though yet to open his account in the league, Niang has put forward some solid performances for his new side.

Marouane Fellaini

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    Chelsea is one of a few Premier League clubs linked (via the Daily Mail) with a move for Everton's Marouane Fellaini.

    The big Belgian midfielder has attracted a lot of attention this season with his displays for the Champions League-chasing side.

    Manchester City, Manchester United and Real Madrid are the other clubs said to be interested in what will be an entertaining transfer saga.

    Fellaini has been a driving force in Everton's excellent league displays this season.

    He currently has 12 goals and six assists in all competitions for the Merseyside club.

Ezequiel Garay

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    According to, Chelsea may try to strengthen their defense with Benfica star Ezequiel Garay.

    With John Terry ageing and only a few options in center at the moment, Ezequiel Garay would be a good option for the club.

    Garay has become an integral member in Benfica's squad after joining the club from Real Madrid in 2011.