Transfer Window Review: Chelsea
— Cardiff City FC (@CardiffCityFC) September 3, 2013
Five word review: Good, but no special striker.
In: Willian (Anzhi Makhachkala, £30m), André Schürrle (Bayer Leverkusen, £18m), Marco van Ginkel (Vitesse Arnhem, £9m), Christian Atsu (Porto, £3.5m), Cristian Cuevas (O’Higgins, £3m), Isaiah Brown (WBA, £209,000), Mark Schwarzer (Fulham, Free), Stipe Perica (NK Zadar, Undisclosed), Samuel Eto’o (Anzhi Makhachkala, Free), Jack Powell (West Ham, Free).
Out: Jeffrey Bruma (PSV Eindhoven, £2.5m), Amine Aflane (Energie Cottbus, Free), Adam Coombes (Notts County, Free), Ben Gordon (Ross County, Free), Rohan Ince (Brighton, Free), Jesse Starkey (Brighton, Free), Ross Turnbull (Doncaster, Free), Patrick Bamford (MK Dons, Loan), Thibaut Courtois (Atletico Madrid, Loan).
Todd Kane (Blackburn, Loan), Marko Marin (Seville, Loan), Oriol Romeu (Valencia, Loan), George Saville (Brentford, Loan), Patrick van Aanholt (Vitesse Arnhem, Loan), Daniel Pappoe (Colchester, Loan), Milan Lalkovic (Walsall, Loan), Florent Malouda (Trabzonspor, Free), Sam Walker (Colchester, Loan), Cristian Cuevas (Vitess Arnhem, Loan).
Wallace (Inter Milan, Loan), Matej Delac (FK Vejvodina, Loan), Thorgen Hazard (Zulte Waragem, Loan), Billy Clifford (Yeovil Town, Free), Gaël Kakuta (Vitesse, Loan), Stipe Perica (Breda, Loan), Jhon Pirez (Leganes, Loan), Lucas Piazon (Vitesse, Loan), Christian Atsu (Vitesse, Loan), Victor Moses (Liverpool, Loan), Sam Hutchinson (Vitesse, Loan), Ilises Davila (Cordoba, Loan), Romelu Lukaku (Everton, Loan).
Released: James Ashton, Samuel Bangura, Yossi Benayoun, Aziz Deen-Conteh, Tom Howard, Archange Nkumu, Nortei Nortey, Paulo Ferreira.
– Lots of young attacking talent secured.
– Stopped Spurs getting one of their top targets.
– Might have Frank Lampard’s natural successor in Van Ginkel.
– Missed out on Rooney.
– Still look short of a top quality striker.