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Chelsea Transfers: Will Jose Mourinho sell five of his best players this summer?

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With Chelsea rather unceremoniously dumped out of the Champions League the slick Atletico Madrid this week, Jose Mourinho is not only facing his first ever full Chelsea campaign without silverware, but also a summer of discontent that could see a host of top names depart Stamford Bridge.

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Chelsea are not a selling club, that much is obvious, but the situation at present hints at a change, with at least five of their very best players strongly linked with moves away from West London.

Let Soccerlens guide you through the situation, and either confirm your fears, or allay them, with a fascinating summer certainly approaching for the Blue of London:

5. Fernando Torres – Linked with Atletico Madrid and Inter Milan

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Not a particularly nightmarish start, I grant you, but to finally be done with your £50m striker is no picnic.

Fernando Torres has seen his career spiral out of control since his move from Liverpool in January 2011 (yes, it’s been that long), but reprieve could very well be on the way, with both Inter Milan and recent conquerors Atletico Madrid said to be potential destinations for the 30-year-old.

Atletico seems the most likely destination for my money, and Chelsea may well be getting Diego Costa as part of the deal. If the latest Spanish reports are to be believed, the move is already on, with the Brazilian to arrive at Stamford Bridge in the summer for a cool £40m.

Verdict:

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Torres leaving?! Don’t worry, Chelsea fans. While I’m not sure Diego Costa is the best striker out there, Mourinho’s strike-force is in dire need of a re-tune.

The Chelsea boss has complained about his forward line all season, and even stated his intention to buy a striker this summer.

Sure to happen.

4. David Luiz – Linked with Barcelona, PSG, and Monaco

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An embodiment of the Chelsea heart over the past few seasons, David Luiz is, as his manager put it recently, quite the monster.

Unstoppable one minute, accident prone the next; he has been a neutral fans’ favourite for years. But if the Brazilian can cut out the occasional mistakes, I firmly believe that he could be one of the very best players in the world.

He has endured a difficult season under Mourinho, playing only occasionally (but often in the big games, oddly enough), and not consolidating a place in the Chelsea XI. Barcelona have been forever linked with a move for the player, with the Daily Mirror reporting on Wednesday that he will lead the summer exodus at the club.

Verdict:

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If Barcelona’s interest in concrete, and no transfer ban inhibits the Spanish giants, then I can’t see how the 26-year-old will remain in West London.

David Luiz would be a superb partner for Gerard Pique at the back, and with a strong Brazilian contingent already residing in the Nou Camp, Luiz would feel right at home.

Mark my words, Chelsea will rue the day…

3. Petr Cech – To be deposed?

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Big Pete’s been between the sticks since 2004, and has played over 300 games for the Blues, but there is growing speculation that the Czech international will be replaced with Belgian number one Thiabaut Courtois next season.

The 21-year-old, who helped knock his employers out of the Champions League last week, has blossomed into one of the best goalkeepers in the world on loan at Atletico Madrid, but will not stay in limbo for much longer.

Verdict:

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I say warning because I see no reason to replace the best goalkeeper in the Premier League, regardless of how good Courtois has become, but it look like it will happen.

Cech may find that that the solution to the this problem sees him sat on the bench next season, with a number of fans and pundits now saying the time has come for Courtois to show his talent in the Premier League.

I, for one, think Cech deserves better.

2. Oscar – Linked with PSG

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The young Brazilian was partly the reason for Juan Mata’s January exit to Manchester United, with Mourinho deeming Oscar to be his first choice number 10 for the season.

But a host of lackluster displays in the second half of the season has seen the Chelsea boss think twice about the 22-year-old, climaxing with his no-show in the crunch Champions League semi-final loss midweek.

With Chelsea desperately in need of attacking invention against a vibrant Atletico, Mourinho overlooked Oscar for all three of his substitutions, and considering his poor form of late, perhaps Mourinho wasn’t wrong to do so?

Verdict: 

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While it seems unlikely that the baby-faced Brazilian will be heading for the exit, his is certainly not the first name on the teamsheet, and with rumours of PSG ready to offer big money for the attacker, it would not be a total shock to see Oscar in Ligue 1 next season.

1. Eden Hazard – Linked with PSG 

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He’s not a happy bunny, is he! Eden Hazard poured battery acid on the transfer pyre yesterday with his derogatory comments concerning Chelsea’s tactics in the 3-1 defeat to Atletico Madrid.

Jose Mourinho retorted with just enough venom to make us think twice about the immediate future of the reigning PFA Young Player of the Year.

PSG are very, very interested in the Belgian youngster, with the French press going so far as to say Hazard is ready to move to Ligue 1…

Verdict:

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Hazard is Chelsea’s best attacking outlet, their main attraction abroad, and the one player they will be loathe to be rid of.

While he is frustrated at the manner of their defeat to Atleti, I believe it will die down, especially if the Blues bring in some top-notch stars in the summer.

Mourinho’s war-of-words with his star man will also surely fade away, as the Portuguese and the club will fight tooth-and-nail to keep the Belgian, considering his outstanding potential.

Ligue 1 is a step down from the Premier League, and despite the endless speculation sent over from the press across the channel, I’m sure Hazard knows it too.

What do you think? Which player would you least like to see leave? get involved in the comments below…

Comments (26)

  1. jm, sell f9 and leave d rest if u want to sell, sell d likes of mikel, samy eto’o, demba ba u can as well sell luiz if u want but not Hazard, Oscar and czech pls its nt advisible.

  2. If jose mourinho want too sell he should sell only ba

  3. I will like tores to leave Chelsea so that we can get a new striker

  4. I don’t see five of them leaving Chelsea, though Torres may leave is obvious his time @ Chelsea is off!

  5. Torres and Luiz can go!

  6. For these 5 players its good to keep oscar only remain must leave include ramirez these days performance not good & silly fouls,then it will help club to raise money to buy new strikers,

  7. yes chelsea will sell 5 players on d summa yes is true but not hazard and oscar . David luiz, ramires,torres,eto’o asly cole even ba can quite for fresh blood to come in. Plz mou let chelsea buy creative midfielder.

  8. Torres and David Luiz can go, but Oscar, Hazard, Cech must be retained. Courtois can stay another year at Atletico Madrid.

  9. Sell all d 5 even plus Ramirez, Mikel, Ashley Cole, bcos dey re nt helpin d team again most especially dt idiot hazard both on lone also Marin,Moses,Lukaku, &co….

  10. don’t sell david luiz terry is ageing and somehow prone to injuries…luiz is a beast and we will never find another player who can play 4 positions like luiz,no 2 4 5and 6…….we need our kepper courtois back!!!!!

  11. Chelsea can sell Demba ba, Eto’o, Mikel but Luiz is very important to us, den Mourinho can buy Costa so dat we can now hv 2attackers. Mourinho pls don’t temper with Hazard n Oscar cos der r chelsea best players

  12. do not give up , what about oscar and hazard are there floop deffinetly not , if this happen , there will be bullisht chelsea and jose mourniho

  13. Mou dnt temper in sellin hazard an oscar the are chelsea key players go on bring marcelo and di maria wit costa

  14. to sell a player they need to have a contract extending past the transfer window , who is going to buy eEto’o or cole if they could go for a free! think about it ? They have been good when they have played(apart from etoo’s obvious defencive prowess) and we need players like that

  15. Let torres leave n special one without good football formation ( jose morinho) his jst spoiling football

  16. Is only torres dat need 2 be sold let him not make mistake like mata own the are important 2 d club

  17. Chelsea needs creative,rudged fighting midfielders in d class of Gerald,Lampard etc we need to space up d team by selling Torres,Ba,Mikel,Moses,Ramirez,Schwarzer,Hilario,Lukaku ..we can bond Terry,Cahil,n Ivanovic as full backs ,while Ceasar Azi,n A.cole can do d side back ..Luiz should b sold..Hazard,Willian,Matic,Schurle,Oscar,Macko Marin,can b blended for midfield,..If we can buy Diego Coaster,good for Us,Curtious must b brought back n we need Eto to back Up Diego,if we can sign Osman from Everton ,that will b great ..There is hope for Chelsea next season.

    • Yes you said it. Those brazilian players are selfish with ball passing to the attackers. Eto,o need to play with Diego Costa.

  18. let torres be sold.he has too many trials since 2011 till date he is still on trials.when is he going to pick his form? if this chance was given to demba ba, he would have already picked his form. even if costa is coming,eto and ba are supposed to be left in the club.eto is for experience ,ba is for pace.cole shld be exited for cesa.morinho shld stop geting confused who to play the leftback.he shld see the mistake he did in the return leg match with athletico.cole couldn,t play that position b/c he,s old

  19. 0scar,cech, and lazy hazard should stay

  20. Et’o, Ba, Torres and Mikel,out of chelsea

  21. pls i want Cole also out of chelsea and let Oscar, Hazard and liuz to stay and help Costa to score more Goals…

  22. Let dem go who? Demba ba, torres, asleycole, and that stupid ramires. Tel mourinho he should nt loan talkless of sellin hazard nd oscar if he could d team wil scatter. And let them bring in diego costa, luke shaw, varane, osman, lukaku 4rm loan and the best keeper in laliga called cortois then chelsea will complete nxt season.

  23. Let hazard,David luiz n oscar remain in chelsea den coasta shd be buy to assist Etoo next season den cole shd be sell

  24. Let torres go on loan then bring back courtois and buy costa.hazard and oscar not 4 sell beware of 419

  25. Hazard And Oscar Should Stay At Chelsea.. Then Since Mourinho Is Interested In Khedira, Veral, Coasta, Lavezzi, Manzukic, Then He Should Fight 2wards That..