Date: 26th December 2012 at 7:19pm
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One of the important principles of management is lateral thinking.
Ii do realize that we have spent £80 million in transfers in the summer. In my opinion we are just 2 players away from becoming a title winning side.


One is Radamel Falcao with a buyout clause of £47million and the other is Joao Moutinho as a direct replacement to Lampard costing around £20-23 million if we bargain well (this seems to be a new trait that Chelsea are beginning to bargain).

While in Falcao’s case we can`t bargain as Atletico don`t want to sell we have to activate his buyout clause. I think Falcao has no choice but to join as no other club would pay that much right now.

Madrid could but Real and Atletico have an understanding not to poach each other`s players. It`s a match made in heaven. So Falcao will come. It`s purely a question of personal terms.

Moutinho too is a good buy. We will face competition from AVB and Tottenham but I`m sure we can attract him. We could even loan players to Porto as makeweight, like Essien for example with a youth player, possibly even Piazon as i think he will gain valuable experience at a Portugese club, he’D fit in well.

With Danny’s £12million sale our January could end with £55million in expenses, plus the wages of Malouda off the books making it roughly £50 million. All things said we will stay FFP compliant with Lamps set to leave and maybe even Cole (though I don`t like that).

The point is we’ll be just compliant! So we won`t spend insane money in the future. Let`s face it we need to have 3 centre forwards, at least 2 of them should be world class:-

1. Falcao

2. Torres

3. Lukaku (loan)

That`s good enough.

What this does is that it provides players like Ppiazon, Chalobah, Josh, De Bruyne, Lukaku, Kane, Bruma, Thorgan and all the others. I can`t name a serious chance of making it to the first team in the next couple of years. Why? Because we can`t spend away again! In a weird way spending today saves us tomorrow.