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After a quiet day so far at Chelsea, one source has some big activity brewing at Stamford Bridge, following an outbound move for Victor Moses – on loan to Liverpool – and the expected departure of Demba Ba on loan, with a big-money double swoop in the offing to bring two internationals in to the club.
SportsDirectNews are reporting that Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is looking to test Zenit St Petersburg’s resolve with a late 40 million bid for the 27-year-old. The Russian side do not want to sell – which perhaps explain the 10m loan fee that they apparently quoted Tottenham earlier – but Hulk would be more keen on a move to the Premier League going through.
Mourinho is looking to boost his attacking options, having already signed Samuel Eto’o, and though he rates Romelu Lukaku, he sees the Belgian as a big one for the future.
The same source is suggesting that Real Madrid midfielder Samir Khedira is also at the top of Jose Mourinho’s shopping list. After a heavy summer of spending – most of it on Gareth Bale, Isco and Asier Illarramendi – Madrid are looking to offload more of their squad players to ease the competition.
Mesut Ozil already looks on his way out, and Kaka has rejoined AC Milan, and now Khedira is said to be available, with Mourinho set to make a last gasp move before the window closes. Mourinho signed the German player from VfB Stuttgart in 2010, and could add Khedira and Hulk to his new signings, Andre Schurrle, Willian, Samuel Eto’o and Marco van Ginkel this summer.
And to top off those two deals, SportsDirectNews are also reporting that Spanish striker Fernando Torres will be made available for transfer if Chelsea can bring in a replacement before 11pm. They say that Mourinho isn’t a big fan of the 29-year-old, and that Atletico Madrid could make a last ditch bid to sign their former player to line him up with new signing David Villa.
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