The Chelsea jigsaw has a piece missing.
Sign Wayne Rooney though, and the puzzle will be complete.
If the England man joins the blue brigade expect Chelsea to become hot property in the Premier League win market.
The 2/1 will become 7/4 but even that fluctuation in price shouldn’t put punters off steaming in on Jose Mourinho’s men.
This transfer has the potential to mirror the effect Robin van Persie had on Manchester United after jumping ship at Arsenal.
Mourinho is a managerial football genius because of two reasons. One: nobody can organise a team and get them all pulling in the same direction better. Two: he has the ability to improve players, especially strikers.
To get that extra 25 per cent that mere mortals fail to ignite.
His former student Benni McCarthy was convinced by Mourinho to stay away from the all you can eat buffets for long enough in order to fire Porto to a Champions League success in 2004. His career never hit the same heights after his mentor left for Chelsea.
Mourinho’s magic wand also cast a spell of brilliance on Diego Milito, who had struggled in his first season at Inter Milan before scoring 32 goals during the Mourinho inspired treble winning season.
European striking supremos Didier Drogba and Karim Benzema have also gone on record speaking about the effect Mourinho had on their respective careers.
Moody Rooney seems at the point in his life where he needs a boost. Some guidance. To feel loved again. He certainly hasn’t kicked on in the same way a number of world-class players do when they reach the midpoint of their careers.
Rooney and Mourinho are a match made in heaven.
Both are tenacious, committed, skilful and passionate.
Mourinho has the formula. Rooney has the goals.
If Mourinho gets his man and unleashes the beast of improvement inside Rooney, then Chelsea will run riot.