A Striker

A Striker

Chelsea’s toils up front have been well documented and recruiting in this area is quite clearly priority #1 this summer. With the Fernando Torres experiment a categorical failure, Eto’o heavily linked with a move state side, and Demba Ba having already stated that he plans to leave the club during the summer, Chelsea may need to even bring in more than one forward.

Lukaku could potentially be this man, but all the signals from Mourinho and the players representatives would suggest otherwise. Diego Costa appears to be the most likely candidate, and comes with the added bonus that he already plays in a team with a similar counter-attacking approach. However, Mario Mandzuckic would not be a bad alternative either.