Chelsea's pursuit of a centre-forward has lead them to AC Milan's Stephan El Shaarawy.

The 20-year-old had an unbelievable first half to the 2012/13 season, however faded in the second part of the campaign, however the Rossoneri are still holding out for £30million.

The Italian didn't feature as much as he would have liked at the recent Confederations Cup, making just one substitute appearance.

With Demba Ba and Fernando Torres deemed surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge, Jose Mourinho would be willing to include either in a deal. Chelsea are most likely to offer Torres as part of the deal, as he is the Italian clubs preference.

Chelsea were over reliant on goals from midfield last season, with the likes of Juan Mata, Edin Hazard and Frank Lampard all comfortably reaching double figures. All three are very good goalscoring midfielders, however whether the trio will all reach such scoring heights as last season is questionable.

The possible addition of El Shaarawy continues the trend of Chelsea's new transfer policy.

With some many technically superb young footballers coming into the side, Chelsea are building a team that will be able to challenge for trophies for years to come.

Cavani bid rejected

Napoli have reportedly rejected a £47million bid and Fernando Torres from Chelsea for Edison Cavani.

The Italian giants have confirmed they are holding out for a side to meet the player's release clause of £54million.

Manchester City have already said they aren't willing to bid so much, whilst interest from Real Madrid has cooled of late, leaving Chelsea as the favourites.