Villas-Boas sets sights on January reinforcements

Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas has identified three targets that he wants to bring to Stamford Bridge this summer, The Times reports.

The Blues dropped more points at the weekend against Wigan and are nine points off the league leaders Manchester City. Villas-Boas is eager to build a good squad at Chelsea and is looking to youth to replace the ageing members of the club. The Portuguese boss has earmarked Napoli striker Edinson Cavani, Dortmund midfielder Mario Gotze and Porto midfielder Joao Moutinho as his targets for the summer.

Villas-Boas is struggling to implement some of his ideas within the Blues dressing room and feels the introduction of new faces could help significantly. The Chelsea manager worked with Moutinho at Porto last season and has been impressed with Cavani and Gotze in the Champions League this season. Napoli have asked for £34m for Cavani and Villas-Boas will get a good look at the forward when the two sides meet in the Champions League.

Gotze has been priced at upwards of £40m and Porto’s debts mean they would want £20m from the Blues for the Portuguese midfielder Moutinho. Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is prepared to back his manager in the transfer market, but with the impending Financial Fair Play rules, the Blues will have to sell some players. A £20m deal for Nicolas Anelka to move to Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua has been agreed and Ivorian forward Didier Drogba could follow Anelka in another big money deal.

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