Chelsea's top priority in the transfer market this summer is finding a striker to replace Diego Costa. Fortunately for the newly crowned Premier League champions, an unusually high number of elite strikers seem to be on the market. ESPN FC ranks the top five options in order of suitability for Chelsea. 1) Robert Lewandowski Once whispers emerged that Lewandowski might be unhappy at Bayern Munich this week, it was no surprise to see Chelsea and Manchester United linked. Roman Abramovich would be foolish not to at least ask the question. Lewandowski is the best pure No. 9 in the world, capable of scoring 30 goals per season -- the mark he has reached in both of the last two Bundesliga campaigns
The delay in Everton announcing Sandro Ramirez is dragging on, but the club’s recruiting department isn’t slowing down. Assuming that Romelu Lukaku does end up heading out the door, there remains a need for a more experienced striker than Sandro in the side. Names like Carlos Bacca and Nicolai Jorgensen have been bandied about. The newest name to throw into the monstrous, whirring rumor mill is West Bromwich Albion’s Venezuelan forward Salomon Rondon. Per AS via Google Translate, Solomon Rondon could change his mind this summer if Everton's interest in hiring him materialized. West Bromwich Albion's Vinotinto striker would be the replacement for Romelu Lukaku's toffees, who could play for Chelsea.
The Blues are bringing in better and more well rounded players in Barkley’s position like Davy Klaassen and potentially Gylfi Sigurdsson, and as such show no hesitancy to let the player leave. However, Everton no longer need to sell in order to buy, and the market for Barkley’s services - such as they are - is nearly nonexistent and getting smaller by the day, if Sky Sports are to be believed. Tottenham are prepared to wait for Everton to lower their asking price for Ross Barkley as the transfer window progresses, according to Sky sources. Sky sources understand Everton value the 23-year-old at £50m, despite Barkley having only a year left on his contract and indicating he will not sign a new