When the transfer window opened, there were no doubts about the business Chelsea were expected to do. Having reached the BPL till the touching distance and missing out in ending weeks (defeat against Sunderland ruined it all), the board was determined to get a striker who could score 20+ goals a season and ease the pressure off Hazard and Oscar’s young shoulders. Diego Costa and Cavani were the strongly rumoured targets, but early suggestion (Jose openly expressing his liking for our Spanish hitman and Costa himself posting a goodbye message on Instagram) gave an idea of who Chelsea were more interested in. Diego Costa was a Blue within days of speculations.
Manchester United had a troubled and forgetful 2012-2013 season under the former Everton man David Moyes and was relieved of his duties even before the season ended. The united faithfuls did not trust him to use a 100 million transfer kitty so in came Van Gaal. The Dutch team’s heroics and RVP’s dazzling form in the world cup had the United fans electrified. A striker to cover Danny boys departure was expected, but no one thought it would be the Colombian super star Radamel Falcao.. Just a few hours before the United move, Marca had reported that Falcao to Real Madrid was a done deal move.
So the former team-mates were now on opposite sides, fighting for the domestic title and playing for two of the biggest clubs in England.