Joe Cole was a fan’s favourite during his time at Stamford Bridge, and the former Chelsea star has revealed who should join Chelsea this summer.
With Diego Costa expected to move on from the Blues after a fallout with Chelsea boss Antonio Conte, Cole has urged Conte to secure the signing of Everton’s Romelu Lukaku who he believes is the ideal replacement for the Spain international and two other signings.
“Obviously the Costa thing has come out. Conte has told him that he wants him out so you would be looking at a striker,” the former Chelsea winger told Goal.
“Lukaku, there’s a market for him, and you are competing for players. I like Lukaku. I’d take Lukaku, he is like for like with Costa, but they only need one or two players and just keep the continuity going.
“I don’t know his character so it is hard to say [whether the comeback could affect him], but I would say is that the pressure is different when you play for Chelsea, rather than Everton. He is younger [than Costa], that’s in his favour.”
He also believes signing Sergio Aguero or Alexis Sanchez will be a better deal than signing Alvaro Morata.
“Sergio Aguero is in his prime, Alexis Sanchez is in his prime,” Cole added.
“I think one of them three could be enough to make sure Chelsea are not weakened and maybe strengthened a little bit as well. The club will have to do their due diligence on the characters as well.
“The financial structure of it and the cost… I wouldn’t look outside of Lukaku, Sanchez and Aguero.
“Morata is another one but he has never played in England so there is a little question mark there. Certainly they would be the players to look at.”