Cazorla

Cazorla just joined Malaga during the summer. Picture - Reuters.

Chelsea fans will be hopeful of fresh transfer rumours being true, as Spanish winger Santi Cazorla is the latest to be linked with the London side.

An increasing Spanish presence within Stamford Bridge is all too evident, with Juan Mata and Oriol Romeu joining Fernando Torres during the summer transfer window. Both new arrivals having impressed so far this season as Chelsea look to change their football philosophy to a more attacking model.

Manager Andre Villas-Boas is reportedly keen to add the £20 million rated winger to his ranks, according to the Cadena Ser. The 26-year-old joined Malaga, in the summer, and has had a good start to the season. Despite his brief spell however, Chelsea are reportedly keen for the move, even though they may have to pay a hefty sum to snatch the player away from Malaga boss Manuel Pellegrini.

He is two-footed and can easily fit into AVB's preferred 4-3-3, making him an even more enticing prospect.

Elsewhere, the Blues look likely to loan out summer-signing Romelu Lukaku and Spanish side Villarreal have emerged as a possible destination for the Belgian youngster.

Despite being a full international, the 18-year-old has found opportunities hard to come by at Chelsea and the London side seems favourable to the prospect of developing him with a loan move elsewhere along the lines of Daniel Sturridge last season.

With Villarreal being hit with an injury-crisis, they can promise regular games for the striker and the London side is likely to sanction his loan move to the Yellow Submarine.

Chelsea are also in negotiations with the 21-year-old Sturridge over a new contract, with a reported 50% increase in his salary, after his impressive start to the season earned him a regular spot in AVB's starting line-up.

Finally, another Blues target, Christian Eriksen, who is also wanted by Manchester United, has admitted that he would rather join Barcelona than either of the Premier League sides, according to TalkSport.

I think most footballers dream of Barcelona, he said. We'll see what happens when the time comes to leave Ajax. Barcelona's style speaks to me very much.

A transfer to Barcelona would be great, but I have enough challenges with Ajax. I am patient and I'm in absolutely no hurry.