Transfer Rumours: Chelsea targeting New Ronaldo

Luis Muriel will surely add firepower upfront for the Blues


Chelsea have started their season off under Italian manager Antonio Conte on a bright note with 11 wins and just 2 losses at the end of 14 gameweeks. The players have gone about their business quietly registering effective performances on the trot. Recent reports by Italian news outlet ,Calciomercatoweb link Sampdoria’s star striker Luis Muriel -who has been hailed as the next “Ronaldo” with a move to the Stanford Bridge .

Although, Chelsea led by star striker Diego Costa, have been successful so far in getting the ball into the back of the net on a consistent basis,the attack looks a bit shaky in case of an injury to Costa with Michy Batshuayi unsuccesful in impressing the gaffer so far. Batshuayi who made a 30 million move from Marseille in the summer has not been given a start in any league game this season .Though Michy has been able to deliver the goods whenever brought on as a sub, Conte will be looking to sign Muriel up in order to add more fire-power to the attack.

Chelsea have recently experienced success after switching over to a 4-4-3 formation with Diego Costa as the main striker, Pedro on the right and Eden Hazard on the left. Many experts have claimed that Conte will look to swoop and sign players who have been impressive in the Serie A, considering his vast experience ,having managed the national team to great success in the past.

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With Antonio Conte looking to purchase players who can perform as per his gameplan , Luis Muriel presents an effective option to pursue considering the fact that the Colombian was voted as Serie A’s “Best Young Player“ in 2012 and can effectively perform on the right also. A 24 million sum has been demanded which is not excessive considering he is just 25 years old and has the ability to make the premier league fans dance to his tunes. His stats in the current season are extremely impressive, having registered 6 goals and 5 assists to his name already.

Chelsea will face off against West Bromwich Albion led by Tony Pulis who are currently just 1 point behind Manchester United on Sunday 5.30 pm. The game promises to be a thriller considering the form both clubs are currently enjoying.  With Arsenal hot on their heels ,Chelsea will be looking to widen the gap between them while Liverpool will be looking to get the 3 points which will help them bounce back from the 4-3 thrashing at the hands of Bournemouth.

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