Ilkay Gundogan has been linked with Arsenal and is said to be ideal for Manchester United, but of the Premier League clubs chasing the top four, Chelsea are the only ones that really need him.
However, it is 13/10 that the 24-year-old signs for any Premier League club before September 2nd 2015.
The Dortmund man is most at home in the slightly more adventurous position in a double midfield pivot, where he is afforded enough protection to use his high energy game to win back possession.
So if he moved to Arsenal, Gundogan would be competing against Aaron Ramsey for starts an although the Welshman is suffering a dip in form at present, his goal-getting qualities would be tough to go without.
Meanwhile, Ander Herrera or Marouane Fellaini appear the logical competition at Old Trafford, which are two players that have cost the Red Devils over £55m combined.
If one weakness has been labelled at Chelsea this season then it is the defensive qualities of Cesc Fabregas alongside Nemanja Matic.
Fabregas has a tendency to play five yards too far forward and breaks from Chelsea’s defensive line. This in turn gives Matic too much ground to cover and gives opposition a route to goal.
Jose Mourinho has versatility in abundance in his squad at present. On the right he can pick Willian, who is a hard worker that is better with the ball at his feet and drifting infield to overload the central areas.
Alternatively, there is Andre Schurrle, who is more similar to Barcelona’s Pedro and Arsenal’s Theo Walcott in the sense that it is his attacking runs off the ball that are his biggest asset, especially those between full-back and centre half.
In the middle, Mourinho has been known to push Fabregas forward at Oscar’s expense for the bigger games, with the more energetic Ramires coming in alongside Matic or Jon Obi Mikel to offer a more positionally-sound defensive option.
Gundogan could be regarded as a player that mixes all of the best attributes that Mourinho wants from Matic’s partner.
He is more disciplined than Fabregas, even though he lacks some of the Spaniard’s attacking penetration, he is as energetic as Ramires but is better on the ball and will retain his position better than both in a similar manner to Mikel.
Chelsea aren’t lacking much in their squad, but Gundogan looks an ideal acquisition to complete the missing piece of the jigsaw that can allow them to properly challenge on all fronts.