Chelsea not finished in the transfer market, according to Gourlay

Chelsea chief executive Ron Gourlay says the club will remain active in the transfer market and are looking to sign more players before the window closes.

The Blues have already signed midfielders Eden Hazard, his brother Thorgan, Marko Marin and Oscar this summer but boss Roberto Di Matteo is still hunting for new recruits.

A new striker is high on Di Matteo’s shopping list after losing Didier Drogba and Salomon Kalou on free transfers and has been linked with a number of frontmen from around Europe.

It was thought Brazilian international Hulk would be plying his trade at Stamford Bridge next season but disagreements with Porto over a fee appears to have called time on any potential deal.

The Champions League winners are also thought to be courting Napoli’s Edinson Cavani is also said to be a target with owner Roman Abramovich a reported fan of the Uruguayan.

And Gourlay expects Abramovich and Di Matteo to finalise some new acquisitions before the new Premier League campaign kicks off in three weeks time.

“While we ended with a very strong season, it was clear that there were some areas where we did have to strengthen, so we knew we were always going to have to do that,” he said.

“If the right players become available at the right time we will sign them.

“We’ve done that and we are still continuing to look at one or two positions and we will see how that develops over the next couple of weeks.”

Wigan Athletic winger Victor Moses and Marseille right back Cesar Azpilicueta are reportedly close to agreeing moves to West London with Chelsea also tracking Bayer Leverkusen striker Andre Schurrle.

Three bids for Moses have already been turned down by Latics chairman Dave Whelan but it’s emerged that he’s prepared to accept less than his £10 million valuation.

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