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Chelsea watched as Radamel Falcao and Edinson Cavani, two of world soccer’s most proficient and in-demand goal scorers, made big-money moves to French clubs. While the Blues may have tracked the South American duo for months, they only really had eyes for Wayne Rooney. The Manchester United and England star is unhappy at Old Trafford, and there’s a good chance he’ll leave before the summer transfer window closes on August 31. Meanwhile, Jose Mourinho made a spectacular return to Chelsea in June after a months’ long courtship. He promises to bring stability, identity and, of course, major trophies to Stamford Bridge. Mourinho’s presence can make the first two happen, but he needs some help on the third. The squad he inherited finished third in the Premier League — 14 points behind champion United — and failed to advance past the UEFA Champions League group stage. Victory in the UEFA Europa League is worth celebrating, but that doesn’t change the fact that Chelsea resides outside of t...
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