Chelsea executive Ron Gourlay announced last week that Andre Villa-Boas and the club were planning on making two signings within the next eight to ten days.
Palermo's Javier Pastore is a heavily favored name that could make up a crucial half of that statement.
However, the other half has been somewhat of a mystery.
Luka Modric, Romelu Lukaku and Sergio Aguero have all been suggested. But with Tottenham still looking like they will not budge on their position on the Croatian, Lukaku waiting for more offers and Aguero completing a move to Manchester City, the second player is as much of a mystery as ever.
Recent reports suggest that Chelsea may be turning their sights away from the big names listed above and more toward a humbler prospect in Manchester City's Adam Johnson. The English winger has been a reliable first off-the-bench player for the Eastland's club, but is now ready to make his mark as an everyday starter.
With Aguero's move, Johnson will only find himself further down the pecking order at City. His aspirations to be called up for England next summer for Euros or the World Cup in 2014 would then be in jeopardy.
Chelsea needs a winger for the Villa-Boas 4-3-3 formation and the team could not ask for anything better than this young Englishman.