Despite the media-mayhem, dips in form and controversy surrounding Chelsea at the start of the season, ‘interim’ manager Rafa Benitez has done a good job of steadying the ship at Stamford Bridge, to make way for the next Blues boss – who will almost certainly be Jose Mourinho – to make a more serious challenge for the Premier League title for their incoming campaign.
The fans, the players and the new manager in West London will expect a rather sizeable cash injection over the course of the summer to spend on new recruits, with a number of Europe’s biggest stars reportedly up for sale.
Yet, money does not always breed success (just ask Manchester City), and in fact some of the best transfer purchases are done on a shoestring.
Just to prove our point, in addition to giving Mourinho some ideas regarding summer purchases, we’ve complied a list of FIVE players throughout Europe who could be acquired in the coming transfer window without commanding huge fees but still able to lift the quality of the Chelsea squad.
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