Tomás de Cos
Chelsea's new head coach, Rafa Benítez, is currently reorganising his new squad. Last season's Champions League winners, currently hanging by a thread this campaign, are considering the possibility of hiring the services of the 'rojiblanca' striker and German international Andrè Schürrle in January.
According to the British media, Florent Malouda, Paulo Ferreira and Hilario could be three players sacrificed by the Spanish coach, while it is also reported in the 'Daily Mail' that the 'old guard' of Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole could exit at the end of the season when their contacts are up.
Benítez could be given 60 million pounds to spend (over 74 million euros) in an attempt to woo the pairing of Falcao-Schürrle. The Colombian striker, top scorer in the last two Europa League campaigns and believed to be worth around 40 million pounds (49.4 million euros), is also on the wish lists of other top European clubs, including Manchester City.
Chelsea had previously come close to bringing Schürrle to Stamford Bridge, but the move was hindered by the 20 million-pound (24.7 million-euro) asking price from Bayer Leverkusen.