Chelsea Football Club after a disastrous start under Jose Mourinho decided to replace the Portuguese and bring in Guus Hiddink to try and revive their season. The new manager has had a good start to his Premier League career with Chelsea this time around.
Hiddink is yet to be defeated with his new club and has taken 8 points from the available 12 since his appointment. But it was always a question of whether the players at the club are happy to play.
But with the January transfer window now open, there are a lot of players linked with the club and it will not be a surprise to see Hiddink dive into the market to strengthen his squad in a bid to take Chelsea out of the slump.
The latest rumor involving the London franchise is the transfer of James Rodriguez. The Columbian international is said to be unhappy with life at Real Madrid and is understood to be looking for a way out.
In the recent result at Valencia, Benitez opted not to play the attacking mid-fielder throughout the game and this may be a sign that the club is willing to let go of the player.
According to Fichajes, Hiddink has asked his club officials to persuade James Rodriguez to come to Chelsea and wanted them to complete the signing as soon as possible.
It is reported that the manager wants the deal done quickly and that he his hoping for the 24 year old will chose the Blue of London over other clubs.
This is a transfer that is not close to happening especially with the sacking of Rafa Bentiez on Monday. But a change in management might bring an over haul at the club and might give Chelsea an outside chance to snap up the mid-fielder.
Chelsea are still under immense pressure for results and will have to continue their resurgence if they are to finish in a respectable position come the end of the season.