Since the high-profile signings of Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas, Chelsea fans haven’t had much to get excited about with boss Jose Mourinho being uncharacteristically cagey.
The expected deal to bring Didier Drogba back to the Bridge may be off while there are no reports of any progress on the pursuit of big name targets such as Sami Khedira and Paul Pogba.
ESPN reports that misfiring striker Fernando Torres may be due for a return back home to Atlético Madrid where he started his career. The Spaniard was heralded as a legend at the Vicente Calderón and at Liverpool where he spent four happy years terrorising Premier League defences.
His £50 million move to Stamford Bridge in January 2011 did not work out and Torres has struggled to make an impact with the Blues in the past few seasons. The fee to bring the 30-year-old home would be around £13 million, a fraction of the £50 million forked out by Chelsea in 2011.
Recent reports had linked Didier Drogba with a move back to Stamford Bridge. The 36-year-old Blues legend is a free agent having left Turkish outfit Galatasaray and could be a great short term option for Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho. However, unlikely as it sounds, these plans could be scuppered by Manuel Pellegrini who is also keen to get the Ivorian as A replacement for striker Alvaro Negredo who is sidelined for at least four months with a broken metatarsal.
Dan O’Mahony, Pundit Arena.