Chelsea may have won the FA Cup and reached the final of the Champions League, but there is still likely to be some major business done in the transfer market at Stamford Bridge this summer. Having already snapped up Marko Marin, the club are thought to be actively pursuing a number of options to improve the squad for next year.
All this despite the fact that Andre Villas-Boas' permanent successor has yet to be named.
But it is a former Chelsea manager that looks set to scupper one of the club's proposed moves. The Real Madrid manager has said that his striker, and rumored Chelsea target, Gonzalo Higuain will be remaining at the newly-crowned La Liga champions.
Higuain is staying here, Mourinho said, according to the Daily Mirror.
He will stay at Madrid because I don't want him to go. He has an excellent contract here that runs for many more years.
He is not one of those players who arrived a year ago and earns little, he earns at the same level as others. Even if clubs offer 40, 50 or 60 million Euros, we will not sell him. My two strikers for next season will be [Karim] Benzema and Higuain.
Chelsea may have more luck with another Argentinean forward, in Napoli's Ezequiel Lavezzi. However, the Blues are likely to face a battle for the versatile 27-year-old from Paris Saint-Germain. Footy Latest reports that Lavezzi is likely to leave the Italian club this summer with the Ligue 1 side's former Chelsea boss, Carlo Ancelotti, eager to lure him to the French capital.
If we play the Champions League, Ancelotti will not want only one attacker, but versatile players, and therefore interested in Lavezzi, said PSG assistant manager Giorgio Ciaschini.
A similarly versatile forward who could be signed if a move for Lavezzi falls through is Bayer Leverkusen's Andre Schurrle. The 21-year-old was linked with a move to Stamford Bridge by the Daily Telegraph recently and the German international has suggested that he would be open to following his fellow-countryman Marin to West London.
I and my agent have not had any contact so we will just have to wait, he told Sky Sports. We will see how interesting it is when it becomes concrete.
Chelsea is also likely to attempt to boost their midfield options in the summer, with a playmaker high on the wanted list.
Last year the club missed out on the signing of Luka Modric, while Portuguese star Joao Moutinho was also linked with a move. And the FC Porto man could be back on Chelsea's radar once again having admitted a desire to move to the Premier League, according to the Daily Mirror.
Every player wants to experiment with different leagues, he said. Right now I'm happy because I am playing in one of the biggest in Europe. But if a good opportunity arose we'd have to see.
The Premier League? I can only say it's one of the best leagues in the world - but I have not spoken with any club.
Along with Moutinho, Chelsea has also long-been linked with another Porto player, Alvaro Pereira. And despite the departure of former Porto boss Villas-Boas, Tribal Football reports that the Blues are still interested in the Uruguayan outside back.
Yet the player's agent, Alejandro Savich, claims he has yet to hear from either Chelsea or fellow-reported suitors PSG.
Chelsea and PSG want to hire Alvaro Pereira? No one spoke to me, I have no information on this, but it is possible that these clubs are in contact with FC Porto, he said, according to the report.