A few days ago, Chelsea Chief Executive Ron Gourlay released a statement that suggested Andre Villa-Boas will make two signings in the next 10 days:
"When a new coach comes in he has to look at players he has and think about tactics and systems, because different players play differently under different coaches and in the next 10 days Andre has the chance to analyse the squad and then we take it from there, but from our activity in the market place in the past, if the coach feels there is a player available that can strengthen our team then we almost definitely go into the market place, and we will have at least two signings in the next eight to 10 days."
While the two players remain a mystery, speculated dealings with Luka Modric and Javier Pastore have made at least one of them favored to complete half this claim.
Recent statements released from Palermo have made the Argentinian the odds on favorite to be wearing blue by the end of the week.
Palermo vice president Guglielmo Micciche stated, "It's very probable that Pastore will go to Chelsea, but I think there are other top-level teams who are after the player." One of those teams was revealed today to be French club PSG.
Even with the recently enriched French team being the number one rivals to Chelsea, odds still favor the Blues as Pastore would more thank likely prefer a club with Champions League aspirations and a greater marketing viability.
Should he come to Stamford Bridge, he would not be walking into an automatic starting spot. The team is already gifted in the midfield and he would have to earn it over the others. But if he continues the form he had at Palermo, there is little reason to doubt why he would not be a consistent player.
However, this would push some of Chelsea's legendary players to the bench and to the reserves. Here are five players who would most feel the effects of a Pastore transfer to Stamford Bridge.