By this time, all of us Blues fans have heard about the arrival of Marko Marin and regardless of whether you think he's good or not, I think it was pretty sweet to see Chelsea finally purchase a player for a small fee. The fact that Marin was so cheap is great especially considering the imminent arrival of the FIFA Fair Play rules but it also got me thinking, what other players can the Blues nab for a low price? Guys like Hulk and Cavani would mean that Roman would have to break the bank and I believe he is a bit more hesitant to do this compared to when he first arrived. So, who else do you guys think Chelsea should pick up if they are available for a low price?
For me, I was thinking Shinji Kagawa. He's not better or even remotely close to his teammate Mario Gotze but it's reported that he won't be expensive (possibly less than 10 million Euros) AND he already has a desire to leave Dortmund for the EPL. However, seeing as we have Mata and Marin, I doubt the Blues would want another diminutive playmaker. Another option is someone that isn't really flashy but is a consistent performer. I'm talking about Fulham player Moussa Dembele. I've seen him play at least 15 times this year and the man just glides along the pitch. In my opinion, he's a better dribbler than Marin and he wreaks havoc on opposing defenders who try to get close on him. The only problem with him is his scoring record but if you see him play, you'll see that he's more of a winger who comes inside and provides for Dempsey and Pobgrebenayk or whatever his name is. In a way, he's plays the same position of the likely departing Kalou but he's much better in terms of dribbling and passing. With the possible departures of decent dribblers like Malouda, Kalou, and the already gone Anelka, I think Dembele would be a great and easily affordable pickup for the Blues. The only problem with this move is where he would fit in the Chelsea system and if Fulham would so easily give up one of their own to a London rival.
Enough of my chatter, back to the titular question: Who are some other cheap players that Chelsea should look at?
P.S: Yes I am aware that the Blues have Kevin de Bruyne but I feel as though his injury will heavily hamper his development. And Gael Kakuta, well he looks like he will always be a player that has potential but tries to do to much and this results into him doing very little.