Chelsea Transfers: Possible January targets for Rafa Benitez

Chelsea Transfers: Possible January targets for Rafa Benitez


With the news that Rafael Benitez has taken temporary charge at Stamford Bridge, it makes the Chelsea transfers this January extremely unpredictable.

Here are a few options he may go for:


Falcao of Atletico Madrid has been linked with a move to Chelsea for months. The only problem here is that Benitez may be unwilling to try and bring in a player for the long term success of the club if he’s not going to be in charge for longer than the summer.

Edinson Cavani

The Napoli striker is another player who has been appearing on the news feeds connected to Chelsea. He has been a very prolific player in Italy with a high goals to games ratio. However, his price could put Benitez off as Napoli have previously stated they want £30 million for his services.

Daniel Agger

Benitez could go back to his old club Liverpool and try to sign the versatile Agger who would be good for Chelsea in terms of playing the ball out from the back. John Terry is currently nursing a bad knee problem which means Agger could be a good choice in terms of adding some speed and grit to the Chelsea back four.

Wesley Sneijder

Sneijder and Benitez have history having worked together at Inter Milan. The Dutchman apparently wants out of the Italian club due to not being selected regularly. Chelsea need some extra weight in their attack and they are one of the few clubs who would be able to afford him.

Andre Schurrle

Schurrle has played 12 games for Bayer Leverkusen this season scoring only three goals in the process. Reports from Germany suggest Chelsea have started to make enquiries with Benitez preferring a versatile attacking player who can play in a number of different ways in the side.

Leandro Damiao

Damiao has said he wants to link up with Brazilian teammate Oscar which suggests he would prefer a move to Chelsea over a move to Tottenham Hotspur or Liverpool. However, the fact he currently plays for Internacional means any move to London would be a massive under taking for such a young player.

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  1. falcao and schrulle or neyamar and for midfeild paulinioh or isco is enough there is no need of wasting money mr .roman abharmovic cavani and dimaeeo are not conisitent skill players like falcao and neyamar and schurulle , cavani diammeo will be same flops like toress because there playing style is same as toress they anr not strong and dribllers of the ball and daniel agger is waste of think in mind try to set the players we got in defense we got skill defensive players they need good dirction of play in defensive so rafa benitez should let them learn and please get pep gaurdiola roman in summer dont let rafa waste money falcao neyamar or schrulle is enough for strikers sell toress and sturridge and get paulinioh thats it we want dont let rafa act too smart its fans wish that atleast you can do for christmas and pep gardiuola

    • Very good post! Totally agree with you on everything you said. Haven’t watched Schrulle that much. I thought Cavani could be a good option, but not as good as Falcao of course.

  2. Cavani is going to stay at Napoli. Chelsea must buy Falcao, he’s a little bit better than Cavani and also cheaper than Cavani. Benítez is not a good coach anyway.

  3. 1. Cavani is better than Falcao by a millimetre, either would be nice. 2. Benitez Isn’t the man for The Blues. 3. Torres is getting his thing back. 4. We need a holding/defensive mid. Mikel or Romeu can’t do anything. We need Fellaini or/and Cavani/Falcao.

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