With constant speculation about players coming into Chelsea, we are reading reports of all sorts of players being linked with a summer move to Stamford Bridge. Who would YOU personally like Chelsea to sign?
As supporters, we all have an opinion on who we personally feel the club should be looking to sign based on the areas of the squad that need strengthening.
It's been another week of speculation and rumour for all of us. All sorts of names are being linked with moves in and out of our club but I wanted to get your thoughts on what is being reported as our new strike force for next season.
Diego Costa. First and foremost like all of you, I am pleased that Diego Costa has come out and played down the recent speculation that he was unhappy in England because he was unable to settle.
There are plenty of rumours flying about at the moment and that will intensify after Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho confirmed he has targeted three summer signings.
We have seen plenty of names being linked with a move to the club in the past few weeks. Plenty of it is pure speculation as agents look to fill their own pockets by touting their clients names around to drum up interest and look for a better contract with their current club.
Jose Mourinho's Chelsea side have had a fantastic season. Not only did the Blues reclaim the Premier League title for the first time since 2010, and by an impressive margin ahead of nearest rivals Manchester City, but they also managed to get their hands on the League Cup back in March after beating London rivals Tottenham at Wembley.
Patrick Bamford is back at Chelsea this summer and all of us are waiting to see what happens. He has won the Championship Player of the Year award and pleaded for a chance at Chelsea but it looks like that's not going to happen.
Reports have surfaced over the weekend (and I have to state that they could be false) that Chelsea have stuck a £10m price tag on his head for any interested parties in signing him.
Over the years some truly great forwards have graced the Stamford Bridge turf, even before the big money acquisitions of the Abramovich era. If the rumour mill is to be believed, and United flop Radamel Falcao is on the verge of signing, despite the club v country debate surrounding his performances, he may well have the chance to join the Chelsea elite.
I am troubled because of the reports that Diego Costa has contacted representatives from Atletico Madrid claiming that he is "desperate" for a return to Spain having failed to settle down in England. What do you people think?
I guess when you sign foreign players who have never lived in England, you always take a risk with them.
I remember when kit launches were low-key affairs, and jerseys were left to speak for themselves. Not that they haven't long been easily marketable beacons of instantly recognisable iconography, stretched thin in something breathe-lite and figure-hugging it's just now the launches have become so increasingly weird.
It's said that in team sport, you win together and you lose together. That doesn't seem to be the case as far as Tim Sherwood is concerned. Barely had the final whistle sounded after Aston Villa's 4-0 FA Cup final drubbing at the hands of Arsenal before man-management specialist Sherwood was doling out his special brand of motivation.
Hey, remember when Arsenal were good? I do. Just about.
If you were, say, an Arsenal-supporting thirteen year old and judging from their social media presence, I'm guessing that there are quite a few pre-pubescents among their following, like a footballing One Direction, each one writing erotic Mesut/Alexis slash-fiction with furious regularity you would likely not remember.
Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Affluent European soccer team comes agonizingly close to winning two major trophies but falls just short! Equally affluent rival claims both! Oh soccer, you bizarrely wonderful world. Sport has always been torn in two directions: the idealists and the pragmatists.
Just before the summer transfer rumor tradewinds pick up, another gust blows in another Spring rarity: the relegation savior. Every April across Europe, clubs at the bottom of the table claw, elbow, scratch, pull hair, and do anything and everything to avoid relegation. As if written in stone, the bottom three must take the drop.
"If Big Pete's Happy, I'm Happy!" that was the statement from John Terry when he talks of Chelsea's Champions League preparations for the final in Munich on 19.05.12. No one will ever forget his role in our history!
On SkySport's tribute programme to Chelsea's Champions League victory in 2012, John Terry was talking about our preparation for the game.
Rory's here with today's rather sombre DAILY CHELSEA. Petr Cech is looking like he's signing for Arsenal; we react to this move and how it affects the Premier League next year...GET INVOLVED and COMMENT BELOW! Subscribe for more CFC: http://bit.ly/CFCsubscribe
Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero has openly admitted that he is "trying to get Kurt Zouma" this summer as he looks to bolster the physical presence of his squad. I am asking you the Chelsea fan reading this if you think he should consider letting him go on loan?
Zouma has impressed all of us with his performances in defence and also surprisingly in the defensive midfield role (just ask Marouane Fellaini) this season.
Jose Mourinho publicly slammed youngster Ruben Loftus-Cheek after he appeared for only 27 minutes against Sydney FC yesterday. I was wondering if you thought it was excellent man management or if you disagree?
Ruben Loftus-Cheek has a chance to impress the manager and all of us with his call up to the England U21 set up under Gareth Southgate as they head into European Finals in the Czech Republic.
We had read reports a couple of days ago that Diego Costa had made contact with Atletico Madrid and wanted to return to Spain. In Australia, speaking after the game against Sydney FC, Costa has denied those reports.
I wrote this article last night about Costa and how I personally felt that he needed to do more to settle down in England.
No sooner hadXavi Hernández announced his departure from Barcelona for a new dawn withQatari side Al Sadd, than he was attacked.
Xavi, 35, will work asan ambassador for the 2022 World Cup being staged in merciless desert heat.
Given the contentious nature of how Qatar won the right to stage the World Cup and the plight of migrant workersbuilding the massive white elephants theInternational Trade Union Confederation's Play Fair Qatar says "more than 62 workers will die for each game played during the 2022 tournament" Xavi's choice has been considereddespicable by some:
Such condemnation for Xavi would carry an ounce of weightwere it not for the fact thatBarcelona are sponsored byQatari Airways.
It is that time of year again in the Barclay's Premier League. As we approach the last weekend of fixtures in the 2014-2015 season, we find ourselves in an interesting position, an almost meaningless Championship Sunday. There are still two teams vying to avoid the last relegation position, but other than that, small table movements is all we can expect from the last day.
It has to be one of the most bizarre sendings off I think I have ever seen and I wanted to know what your opinion was of Cesc Fabregas. Did you think he meant it?
Now we have to look at the situation here first and foremost and I would like to point out that to me, Darren Fletcher has alot to answer for because it's his reaction, running 30-40 yards over to Fabregas to have a pop at him that causes the Referee to overreact and send off the Midfielder.
Hull City's Jake Livermorehas tested positive for cocaine. Livermore was randomly tested afterHull had beaten Crystal Palace 2-0 onApril 25th. His managerSteveBruceis "devastated". Livermore, an £8million signing from Tottenham, has been suspended by the club.
Hull have issued a statement:
"Following suspension by the FA, the club has subsequently suspended Jake Livermore pending further investigations to be made by the FA and our own internal disciplinary procedures.