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Prefer Oriel Romeu or Thaigo Alcantara from Barca
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Chelsea Transfer Manifesto: 2010/11, 2011/12
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GK: Much talk about Asmir Begovic can’t be great for Ross Turnbull’s confidence, having said that he is clearly not up to being Chelsea’s No.2 at this point, neither is Rhys Taylor or Matej Delac. The ideal solution is Igor Akinfeev, and he’s available for a free transfer in January but his signing would also be the source of a few problems, he will require first team football, something which we cannot assure him of.
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DEF: For backs we are obviously interested in Darijo Srna, who will probably come in on a free transfer next summer, and David Luiz, for whom’s signature we will compete with the usual suspects, Manchester City, Real Madrid etc. We already have a reasonably strong contingent of young backs; Slobodan Rajkovic, Tomáš Kalas, Michael Mancienne, Jeffrey Bruma, Ryan Bertrand and Patrick van Anholt, who are either on loan or with the first team this year gaining some valuable experience.
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Juan Manuel Vargas and Fabio Coentrao need to be considered, Ashley is 30 in December and succession planning must occur, hopefully Yuri Zhirkov may see more time as a left mid in future, and a powerful attacking wingback is a must.
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On the right Bosingwa and probable signing Darijo Srna, who will both be 29 by mid season next year will be useful, but again succession for maturing players must be considered. Gregory van der Wiel, should be targeted as the young wing back for the right side.
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MID: We may still need to stiffen up our defensive midfield but we should wait and see how our current combination of Mikel, Essien and Ramires works. Oriel Romeu, Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe and Axel Witsel now the best options, but Nemanja Matic shouldn’t be forgotten either. Bastian Schweinsteiger might be available next summer and would be an ideal signing if available.
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There has to be some longer term plans for the right wing. We have Jacopo Sala as a right mid but we will want to add at least one right winger to the team. There’s the young Shaktar Donetsk pair of Alex Teixeira, 20 and Douglas Costa, 19. Teixeira was the star of the U 20 World Cup in Egypt in 2009, while Costa has been dubbed the next Ronaldinho. Another great prospect is Deportivo’s new signing Uruguayan winger Urreta, young, fast and very creative, everything we need.
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Speaking of whom, we should stalk particularly next season when Cesc returns and one of the Barca youngsters, Sergi Roberto, Jonathan dos Santos or Thaigo Alcantara is suddenly pushed to the outer. AZ's Rasmus Elm should also be considered. Kaka might be signed in winter.
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Diego Perotti and Antoine Griezmann are all in play to back up Kakuta on the left once Malouda, now 30, moves on. We have Jacob Mellis but with Alan Dzagoev and Javier Pastore are the targets for that role and all possessing great talent, one of them may replace Mellis. Sporting Lisbon's young star Bruma is an option too.
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FWD: For future strikers, there are several options, Moussa Dembele, Gervinho and Seydou Doumbia are all potential support strikers for a Chelsea after Anelka whom one of them could effectively replace. Doumbia’s move to CSKA moves him into the orbit of a club with which we enjoy good relations and also has Tomas Necid, Keisuke Honda and Alan Dzagoev.
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We need to come to a deal with Santos to seal up Neymar (and Paulo Henrique Ganso) for the future.
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Romelu Lukaku is a must signing, but he needn’t necessarily join the team yet, a loan back to Anderlecht would be ideal.
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Lacina Traore with his great height would make an ideal ‘super sub’ in the mold of Tore Andre Flo, tall and dangerous near goal.
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Drogba will be hard to replace Lukaku will still be too young to fully take over Didier’s role when Drogba retires, Kalou will have to step up and another big name will be needed too, one of the younger hungrier trio of Pato, Sergio Aguero or Luis Suarez would be best.
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We also have a few young forwards, Daniel Sturridge, Milan Lalkovic, who has a big future and Fabio Borini who also has great potential. Giorgi Chanturia is at Vitesse with Delac and Rajkovic and may be with them at Chelsea soon too.
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Some have also been pushing for an Asian star for a while, namely either Park Chu Young or Keisuke Honda, either would be a great signing not just for Merchandising in Asia, but they are good players.

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