SIX ‘out-of-the-box’ signings for Chelsea

Jose Mourinho has been known for bringing young talent into the Chelsea squad and then loaning them out for long periods in order to watch them mature into top class players.

However, sometimes a team needs instant results in the transfer market as they cannot risk waiting for potential stars to be born. Sometimes experienced members need to be added in order to reinforce the entire squad as we now take a look at SIX ‘out-of-the-box’ signings Mourinho can make.

These are players who can come into a squad and make an immediate impact, without need for any adapting to the league or club’s style of play.

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Paul Pogba

Pogba

Name: Paul Pogba
Age: 21
Position: Central Midfield
Nationality: France
Club: Juventus
Price: £40 – £45 million

Paul Pogba went from Manchester United reject into one of the best young central midfielders in the world. At only 21-years-old, he is already on the Juventus first team where he won the Serie A title two consecutive times in the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 season. He netted nine and provided 16 in his 51 club appearances.

Pogba is also in the starting line up for the French national team and recently represented his national at the World Cup scoring one goal and assisting another. A move into Chelsea should be an easy transition as he grew up in the English Premier League before moving to Italy. His success at such a young age proves he can step up to the plate no matter what club he’s at.

Sami Khedira

Khedira

Name: Sami Khedira
Age: 27
Position: Defensive Midfield
Nationality: Germany
Club: Real Madrid
Price: £28 – £35 million

Although not given too much playing time for Real Madrid, Sami Khedira put on an impressive showing at the World Cup, scoring one and providing one from his 4 starts. Having been constantly linked with a switch to the Premier League, he definitely has what it takes to succeed in the holding midfield role.

With experience working under Jose Mourinho during their Real Madrid days, the Portuguese manager will know exactly how to get the best out of his former star. The German midfielder excels at both his defensive aspects as well as his attacking qualities.

Dejan Lovren

Lovren

Name: Dejan Lovren
Age: 25
Position: Centre-Back
Nationality: Croatia
Club: Southampton
Price: £11 – £16 million

The previous season Dejan Lovren made a name of himself with some fine defensive showings for Southampton as he continued to bring his club form into the world stage in Brazil. Although heavily linked with a move to Liverpool, the Croatian defender can prove to be a huge asset should John Terry decide to call it quits.

He is already used to the tempo of the Premier League and can instantly step into the centre-back role should Gary Cahill fail to impress in the upcoming season. With the right guidance, Jose Mourinho can turn the Saint’s star into a top class player.

Raphael Varane

Varane

Name: Raphael Varane
Age: 21
Position: Centre-Back
Nationality: France
Club: Real Madrid
Price: £25 – £30 million

Raphael Varane’s showing for France at the World Cup proved that he is probably the best young centre-back in the world. Although not yet a regular for Real Madrid, playing for such a club is already a huge feat as he looks to someday take over from either Pepe or Sergio Ramos.

Jose Mourinho already knows the talent he possesses during his time with the La Liga giants and has often stated that Varane would be the perfect candidate to replace club legend John Terry at the heart of the Chelsea backline. His experience means he can easily step into the role and instantly excel despite never playing in the English Premier League.

Marco Reus

Reus

Name: Marco Reus
Age: 25
Position: Left Wing
Nationality: Germany
Club: Borussia Dortmund
Price: £40 – £45 million

Marco Reus is a player with bags of potential and could take the Premier League by storm should Chelsea decide to make a move for another winger despite their already star-studded midfield. His experience in the German Bundesliga and UEFA Champions League will have already prepared him to cope with any kind of environment.

His 23 goals and 23 assist in 44 appearances for Borussia Dortmund in the previous season shows exactly why he is priced so high. His ability is clearly there as a switch to the English top flight will surely not slow him down.

Arturo Vidal

Vidal

Name: Arturo Vidal
Age: 27
Position: Central Midfield
Nationality: Chile
Club: Juventus
Price: £40 – £50 million

Arturo Vidal is currently ranked as the best central midfielder in the world and has always been a top target for a host of European elites. His time at Juventus was a huge success winning the league title three years running along with two consecutive Italian super cups, all in the space of three years.

He played 46 games for his side the previous season netting 18 goals and providing six assist. Vidal is another player who can make an instant impact if he agrees to make the switch to Chelsea. His experience is unmatched and could easily jump into the pace of the English top flight.