Chelsea Linked With Move For £16m-Rated Brazilian Midfielder

By on July 16, 2013

With the summer transfer window now open, there is plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest news from the Premier League. Today, Chelsea target Luiz Gustavo.

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Chelsea are set to target Bayern Munich midfielder Luiz Gustavo once John Obi Mikel completes a move away from Stamford Bridge this summer, according to talkSPORT.

The report claims Mikel is expected to leave Chelsea this summer with new boss Jose Mourinho not seeing the defensive midfielder as a part of his long-term plans. The Nigerian international only signed a new five-year contract last season but it appears his time in west London is coming to an end with a move to Turkish giants Galatasaray on the cards.

His departure would leave Mourinho with a hole to fill in his squad and talkSPORT claim the Portuguese boss is keen to fill it with the purchase of Brazilian enforcer Gustavo from Champions League winners Bayern Munich.

The 25-year-old has struggled to establish himself as a first team regular since joining from Hoffenheim in 2010 – only managing 22 league appearances last season – and with two years left to run on his current contract, the report suggests he could be available for around £16m.

Gustovo had insisted earlier in the summer that he’s happy to remain at the Allianz Arena but the arrival of Thiago Alcantara from Barcelona has made competition for places that much harder and the midfielder could now be open to a move, and it appears Chelsea are ready to offer him a fresh start in the Premier League.

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Would Chelsea fans like to see Gustavo sign for the club? Or would you rather keep hold of Mikel? Share your views below.

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44 Comments

  1. saheed

    July 16, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    Wows,mourihno dnt do big mistake,mikel is fit chelsea dnt sell mikel,chelsea dnt nid Dm nw na striker I nid bid 4 michu,ibra,cisse,drogba back

  2. emmanuel emmabroo

    July 16, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    We dont need gustavo mikel is ok 4 us

  3. jon

    July 17, 2013 at 12:49 am

    tired of this rumour man, esien will replace mikel, then de rossi and now gustavo, whose’s next hmmm! Felaini, arteta? mikel is staying, deal with it.

  4. Ransome Inyang

    July 17, 2013 at 2:03 am

    dis rumors of a thing suddenly not put us dumb,pls dont sell Mikel,remember we ve bn in d rumor cavani gone,amoral rumors Rooney will go.Pls let. stay focus.

  5. Ransome Inyang

    July 17, 2013 at 2:15 am

    Remember wt rumor Falcoa gone,wt rumor Cavani gone,Lewandoski noway 2 b found.pls let Mikel stay,pls let b focus

  6. adebayo samuel

    July 17, 2013 at 5:58 am

    we are tired of al dis tranfers rumours of cavani falcao nd others i believe mikel should stay 2 prove his worth next season

  7. Bacie

    July 17, 2013 at 6:16 am

    Chelsea should buy Luiz Gustavo to fill the hole left by Obi

  8. Tony

    July 17, 2013 at 7:28 am

    We dnt nid gustavo, mikel can do beta dan all dis people, pls boss Jose dnt sell mikel. And try 2 get rooney or hulk wit lukaku.

  9. ANASTASIA

    July 17, 2013 at 10:09 am

    OBI SHOULD GO

  10. XFACTOR

    July 17, 2013 at 11:52 am

    OLD CARGO MIKEL MUST GO,GUSTAVO BRING IT ON

  11. Evans symbol alonso

    July 17, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    Yes Mikel must go n bring Gustavo the serious player n please what about Hulk but please don’t release David Luiz. mikel must gooooooo.

  12. Mohammed sesay

    July 17, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    Look mourihno u need to b decisive n sell David Luiz to barca ok

  13. Emmanuel

    July 18, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    Mourinho change mikel’s attacking style of football to a defensive one. Now he feels mikel isn’t good 4 his new team. That’s bullshit. Mikel is d best (4) we av @ chelsea. @ d uefa champ final (bayern vs chelsea) whr was gustavo wen mikel performed excellently well 4 chelsea. u can buy gustavo to d team and use both players 2 av a strong def. Midfield. Selling Mikel nw will be a mistake. Up chelsea

  14. joneb

    July 20, 2013 at 11:54 pm

    Obi is the best among them we still him pls

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