The end is nigh for Rafa Benitez. With Chelsea being knocked out of the FA Cup against Manchester City on Sunday, the curtain coming down on the Spaniard's time at Stamford Bridge is drawing ever closer, with reports suggesting Jose Mourinho will be replacing him at the helm (via Daily Mail).
And while Blues fans will be disappointed to see their grip on the FA Cup loosened after the weekend, the prospect of the self-titled "Special One" returning will be enough to lift their spirits.
Considering the Portuguese's potential return to West London, Bleacher Report takes a look at some of Europe's rising stars that could prove realistic targets this summer if indeed he makes good on the rumors that show no sign of abating.
With Financial Fair Play rules beginning to make an impact, Mourinho will need to be wise where he spends his cash to strengthen the Chelsea squad he may inherit. So with that in mind, these five upcoming talents could prove very good business for the Blues.