Revealed: Five players Chelsea could target this summer



• The Blues are in need of reinforcements if they are to mount a title challenge

• Chelsea will have to sort out Eden Hazard’s and Thibaut Courtois’ futures

• The transfer window will open on May 17 and close on August 9

Real Sport 101’s Chris Weir singles out potential transfer targets for Chelsea.

Alex Sandro

“Chelsea’s glaring inefficiency at left-back was left untouched last summer. Marcos Alonso is a fabulous player, but he can’t do it all by himself. The Spaniard badly needs competition, and Sandro would provide him with the most intense form possible.”

Kepa Arrizabalaga

“A longtime target of Real Madrid, ‘Kepa’ extended his contract with Athletic Bilbao this season instead of moving to the Santiago Bernabeu. Chelsea should move soon to secure his signature. With Courtois suffering an ineffectual year, Kepa could be the solution.”

Edinson Cavani

“The Uruguayan has nothing left to prove at PSG. At 31, he isn’t getting any younger but is glamorous and talented enough to make top billing in the West End.”

Jamaal Lascelles

“The 25-year-old has been in stupendous form all year. He would also reinforce a Blues backline that has relied too heavily on converted fullback Cesar Azpilicueta and the loanee graduate Andreas Christensen.”

Dani Ceballos

“Ceballos has been linked with a move to Atletico Madrid, but he could do a job in London too. He is a mesmeric dribbler and savvy passer, boasting an immense desire and will to win–things that Conte’s players have lacked somewhat.”