In the global war, that is a transfer market, my money is on Chelsea. While regime change in Madrid spurred extraordinary spending spree, rumored $200 Million dollars of transfer funds available to Ancelotti, is mainly in tact. $36 Million went to Russia for Zhirkov and there will be a fee decided for Sturridge by the tribunal. Approx $160 Million is still generating interest.
We have been linked with all kinds of players, reading papers is becoming colossal waste of time.
According to papers, half of our squad wants to leave CFC. Most likely ones to go appear to be Sheva, Deco and Carvalho, Pizzaro.
Personally, I don't believe into any possibility of a deal with Inter Milan. Jose's departure left a sour taste in a mouth and with Ibra heading to Barcelona, with Eto going the opposite way we can put to bed any rumors of Drogs leaving. I'd be surprised if Carlo will sell Carvalho as we cannot afford potentially lose JT and Riccy at the same time. Rumors of JT's "unhappiness" are all over the papers/net. In a way, it seems like whole bid for Terry story is a reaction to the loss of Sturridge, eye for an eye if you will. Sparky is getting dangerously close to being reported to the FA for tapping up JT but he is not willing to give up the chase of our Captain. Very quickly, Citeh becoming most annoying kid on the block. They way they act, is starting to resemble rich fat and ugly kid that no girls want to be with, thus he is forced to spend large on bunch of floozies instead ;)
Ribery has an eye on Madrid, thus chances of him coming our way are slim to none, especially after reports that Bayern Munich are no longer pursuing Bosingwa.
Potential spot for transfer would be right wing player. Joe Cole is far from 100%, Kalou is not natural right winger. We have excess of strikers that could be used as a collateral for any potential deal.
All this said, it's hard to believe that we're going to sign yet another striker, especially when we have last years Nr'1 striker in Anelka and Drogba as quite formidable strike force. Not to mention Sturridge who showed what he can do against Sounders over the weekend.