Chelsea have been looking at potential transfer targets over the last few weeks as they intend to wrap up their transfer business at the earliest in January. With a crucial December and January on the horizon for the Blues, their manager Jose Mourinho wants to get done with all the dealings quickly so that he can move away from the transfer madness and rumors, and solely focus on on-the-field matters.
There has been talk about a potential arrival of a new striker at the club as the current set of attackers continue to falter, along with strong chances of the acquisition of a defender, given Chelsea’s leaky defense in recent games. They are however looking at shoring up their midfield primarily as recent reports are suggesting that they are in pole position to land Inter Milan’s Freddy Guarin.
Chelsea and Mourinho have sounded out their interest in the Colombian international who has impressed for the Italian outfit this term. The 27-year old has a decent CV which boasts previous stints at FC Porto and Saint-Etienne, and now looks probable to add Chelsea’s name to his resume. He only arrived in the Serie A in 2012 from Porto for a fee of €11.5 million, but now looks to end his short sojourn in Italy and opt for a switch to Stamford Bridge.
Yahoo! Eurosport report that Chelsea are putting together an offer in the region of €15 million and believe that this amount will be sufficient to get their man without much fuss. It is also being suggested that Guarin’s agent is set to enter into negotiations with Chelsea as soon as the transfer window opens, and the talks are expected to sail through quickly and smoothly.
The likely acquisition of Guarin will add further options in midfield for Chelsea. As we enter the crucial months of the season, Mourinho will hope that having Guarin will enable him to rotate the squad effectively and avoid fatigue, as he looks to move into top gear.