Date: 1st September 2013 at 5:30pm
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After signing Willian and Samuel Eto’o most fans believed that Chelsea’s summer spending has now come to an end and it probably has, but Jose Mourinho is reportedly trying to convince Roman Abramovich to sign a big name forward.

According to the Daily Mail Mourinho is underwhelmed by what he’s seen so far from Fernando Torres, Demba Ba and Romelu Lukaku, and even at 32 it wouldn’t be a surprise if Eto’o is made first choice forward but he wants more.

We already know that a move for Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney is out of the question and Mourinho has said this himself and the report claims that he wants to approach Real Madrid for Karim Benzema, but I wouldn’t consider him an upgrade, and Robert Lewandowski, who will move to Bayern Munich at the end of the season as confirmed by his manager Jurgen Klopp at Borussia Dortmund.

It isn’t as if there’s a plethora of options out there. Jackson Martinez was mooted as an option at one point but his release clause already stands at £35m whilst there’s rumours that a new contract will significantly up that figure. Gonzalo Higuain and Mario Gomez have already moved to Serie A, who else is there?

A lot would have to happen if Chelsea were to sign an ‘A-list’ forward before the close of the transfer window as well. It seems Demba Ba has plenty of loan offers on the table & will just take his pick but Torres would have to make way for us to sign another forward. Torres has been a failure and will never live up to his price-tag but it’s clear the problems are in his head and he has started the season well, so I don’t think we’re desperate for another forward.

Unless there’s some elaborate plot which sees Torres move back to his former club Liverpool in some sort of exchange deal for Luis Suarez, who we were linked with before we bid for Rooney, then I don’t see any more forwards coming in and I don’t think it is very likely. I do think Torres may well make his way back to Anfield one day though, possibly to soften the blow when Suarez does eventually leave the club.

Source: Daily Mail


3 responses to “Reports say Mourinho wants another forward but it doesn’t seem likely”

  1. Benjamin McLoughlin says:

    We are in need for a striker. Torres we all know the score with the lad, but I’d play him ahead of Eto’o. I mean I could be talking too soon but the guys past it. He didn’t even light up Russia, apart from the burning holes in the very deep pockets of the owner. I mean I know Friday didn’t really help his case but surely Lukaku last season had done enough to prove he can play in the premier league and that was with a half decent west brom team. I feel if hes not going to be given his chance we will lose him and we’ll regret it like I’m sure a lot of us are about Sturridge.

  2. John says:

    Sturridge deliberately plotted his problems during his stay at Chelsea,he refused to be a team player,he was over desperate to prove his individual qualities and thereby became too selfish in the whole process,but right now he has listened and taken some good advise from the pundits,because they told him plainly it’s your “last chance”to play rightly and shine or you end up in a bottom league club,and he’s applying that to his play right now,and he is doing marvelously well,I’m really happy for him!

  3. tebs edward says:

    i support it and he can try chicharito of man u out this january if possibe .in case rooney fails