Following the departure of club legend, Didier Drogba from Chelsea at the end of last season, Blues’ coach Jose Mourinho has since embarked on a mission to strengthen his strike force, ahead of the highly-anticipated 2015/2016 season.
The Portuguese manager was reported to have stated that his side needs at least three top strikers: hence, the departure of the ‘Drog’ made another striker signing paramount; and the Blues have recently gone on to recruit another top hit-man, in Colombia’s Radamel Falcao.
However, going by recent reports, Mourinho’s appetite for strikers seems insatiable. The Blues are reported to have tabled a £50 million bid for PSG striker, Edinson Cavani. It remains uncertain if Mourinho will tweak his formation in the new season to accommodate all five strikers at a go; but if not, a new striker addition would be unnecessary.
Cavani appears quite settled at PSG, and only seeks a move away so as to earn more money. The Uruguayan’s addition to the Stamford Bridge squad may indeed spark strife amongst players, and may limit the playing opportunities of Falcao, who is eager to prove critics wrong- after a relatively dismal debut season in England.
As it stands, with Falcao, Diego Costa, Loic Remy and highly-rated academy graduate Dominic Solanke, Chelsea already have one of the most fearsome attacking line-ups in England and Europe, and thus the addition of a Cavani would be a gross financial indulgence.