There are two things we know about Chelsea’s summer transfer plans. Firstly, they will be looking to upgrade their squad in attack.
Secondly, the club are no longer buying players from the very top bracket.
That’s why PSV winger Hirving Lozano would be such a great choice for the club.
🇧🇷 Malcom ✔
🇲🇽 Hirving Lozano ✔
🇪🇸 Kepa Arrizabalaga ✔
🇫🇷 Houssem Aouar ✔
— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) January 12, 2018
The Mexican has long been talked about as a potential star, and his move to Europe has worked out extremely well so far.
He’s been a star in the Netherlands, and already looks ready for the next step.
Transfermarkt has his value listed at €22m, which is pretty hopeful.
But even if he were to cost double that, Chelsea would be getting good value in the current market.
As a potential Pedro replacement he would bring dynamism and pace in wide areas to a team that’s looked toothless at times this season, especially against teams sitting deep and playing on the counter.
Chelsea star Eden Hazard makes huge Premier League promise to fans
EDEN HAZARD insists Chelsea will challenge for the Premier League title next season if they fail to qualify for the Champions League.
The Blues are currently fifth in the table and sit 10 points off the top four, meaning their hopes of playing among Europe’s elite next term have all but vanished.
Antonio Conte’s side stormed to the title last year but have endured a miserable campaign, with the FA Cup remaining their only hope of silverware.
But Hazard has vowed to make amends by getting back to winning ways next season.
“I think it’s not good, because you want to play Champions League every year,” he told Sky Sports.
“So we try to give everything to play the best way we can to finish in the top four.
“Like I say before, if we are not in the top four, we will play next year for the Premier League, that’s it.”
Hazard has bagged 15 goals so far but has struggled in recent months, failing to hit the target since February.
And the Belgian admits he’s disappointed with his personal return this season.
“No,” he said when asked if he’s happy with his stats this season.
“For the last two months, no (I have not been happy with my form). Because the results are not good. I don’t play football just for me, I play for the team. If I play good, but we are not winning, I am not happy. That’s it.
“It’s better for me to play very bad and at the end of the game we win 1-0. I don’t like stats, I play for a long time, so I am on the pitch to enjoy.
“If I can score, I score. If I can assist, I assist. But I just want to be happy on the pitch, and when you are winning you are happy, and when you are not winning you are not happy.”
Chelsea travel to struggling Southampton tomorrow lunchtime.