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Report: Blues still planning heavy transfer activity

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Ben Hoskins

Despite the additions of Cesc Fabregas, Diego Costa and Filipe Luis, Jose Mourinho still isn't happy with the Chelsea lineup at his disposal and will be looking to add the the first team before the end of the summer. So says Dan Levene of Get West London, at any rate, presumably after having spoken to the manager in the wake of our 5-0 demolition of Wycombe Wanderers on Wednesday.

But before everyone gets excited about the prospect of picking up Sami Khedira from Real Madrid -- or, dare we dream, Paul Pogba from the rollicking calamity that is Juventus Football Club right now -- Levene's piece doesn't mention the midfield at all. Instead, it's striker and centre back which Mourinho is apparently worried about. Now, I don't think either makes a great deal of sense.

Obviously, we could do with another centre forward if we dispose of one of Fernando Torres or Romelu Lukaku, but the smart, cheap(ish) option to replace Lukaku in Mario Mandzukic is off the market and Torres is essentially unsellable. And while David Luiz's departure does leave room for another centre back, simply keeping one of Tomas Kalas, Kurt Zouma and Kenneth Omeruo would fill the void without the trouble of finding another central defender in a horrendously inflated market.

So we'll see. I'd like a midfielder and I assume that if you are a Chelsea fan you'd also like a midfielder, so for now let's all hang our hopes on the knowledge that Mourinho seems to enjoy misleading everybody about transfer plans. Who knows, we might get some fun new toys yet.