Chelsea Transfers: Calling True or False on the 4 Biggest Names Linked to Blues

Mikhail Turner@MikhailTurnerContributor IIIMarch 28, 2013

Chelsea Transfers: Calling True or False on the 4 Biggest Names Linked to Blues

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    Just as with last summer, Roman Abramovich will look to make some big signings to change his club's fortunes. He won't get them all though.

    Chelsea have been linked with many big names but will miss out on a few of their targets during the summer window.

    It's been a disappointing season for the Blues, with poor displays in the league and the Champions League standing out.

    The possibility of victory in the Europa League and FA Cup remains, though that is still soured by the club's inability to challenge for the Premier League title.

    Here's a look at how likely Chelsea is to land some of their biggest rumoured targets.



    *Unless otherwise stated all statistics courtesy of ESPN Soccernet and

Edinson Cavani

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    Both Chelsea and Manchester City have been linked (via the Daily Mirror) with a move for Edinson Cavani.

    The Uruguay and Napoli striker has been one of the most prolific strikers in Europe during the last few seasons.

    That form has continued in 2012-13, as Cavani has scored 29 goals in 35 games.


    Will Edinson Cavani move to Chelsea? False.

    Champions League football is within Napoli's grasp, and that will play a major role in Cavani's decision regarding a transfer.

    The Uruguayan loves the club and won't leave for a cheap price.

    That, as well as the competition Chelsea is likely to face for his signature, means a move to Stamford Bridge is unlikely.

    Chelsea certainly has the finances to tempt many players, but footballing reasons will make Cavani a tough catch.

Marouane Fellaini

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    According to the Daily Star, Marouane Fellaini will be a transfer target for Chelsea when the summer begins. 

    Other big clubs such as Real Madrid and Manchester City have been linked with the Belgian midfielder (via the Daily Mail).

    Fellaini is having his most productive season in the attacking sense for Everton, with 12 goals and seven assists in all competitions.


    Will Marouane Fellaini move to Chelsea? True.

    As seen on, Fellaini is seemingly open to a move to Chelsea in the future.

    He would fit in well at Chelsea and would have familiar faces in the form of fellow Belgians Eden Hazard, Romelu Lukaku and Kevin de Bruyne.

    Chelsea's midfield needs strengthening, and Fellaini would be a great player to line up in a box-to-box role alongside John Obi Mikel.

Radamel Falcao

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    Radamel Falcao could be part of deal which sees Fernando Torres head back to Atletico Madrid in the summer (via the Daily Mail).

    The Colombian forward is the best pure forward in the game at the moment and has been linked with the London club for quite some time.

    His 27 goals in 30 games for Atletico Madrid in 2012-13 is indicative of his fantastic form in the last few seasons.


    Will Radamel Falcao move to Chelsea? True.

    With Champions League football beckoning for Atletico Madrid, it would seem likely that Chelsea would find it hard to sign Falcao.

    However, Atletico Madrid's continual financial problems make the prospect of such a move easier (via

    Atletico boss Diego Simeone recently cast even more doubt on the strikers future at the club (via Talksport).

    Falcao's own comments on highlight his willingness to play in England, and Chelsea can certainly give him that chance.


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    Chelsea have been linked (via the Metro) with long-time target, Hulk.

    Many expected him to be joining the Blues during the summer window but no move materialized.

    Instead, the Brazilian forward is undergoing a subpar debut season with Russian club Zenit St. Petersburg.

    Hulk currently has six goals in 20 games for the Zenit.


    Will Hulk move to Chelsea? False.

    The player himself moved to quiet the recent rumours, and it's unlikely that Chelsea's interest remains (via the Metro).

    As he showed during his time with Porto, Hulk is certainly capable of scoring goals.

    With forwards like Edinson Cavani and Radamel Falcao on the shopping list, Chelsea wouldn't be willing to spend money on a player who isn't needed.