For Chelsea, they go into this summer’s transfer window with the title of Champions League winners. 

The Blues beat Manchester City in last weekend’s European cup final, and Kai Havertz is the individual to go into the record books for scoring in the 1-0 win.

If Thomas Tuchel’s side can’t attract the best players in the world when they are Champions League holders, then it will be a colossal surprise. 

However, history shows they are in a real position of strength. 

It’s intriguing to look back at the transfer business conducted by Chelsea the last time they won the Champions League. They signed some top players after beating Bayern Munich in the final of the 2011/12 competition. 

Manchester City v Chelsea FC - UEFA Champions League Final
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Top Blues signings made in 2012 summer window

Chelsea were extremely busy in the window directly after they won their first Champions League.

Belgian attacker Eden Hazard, who went on to become a Chelsea icon, elected to move to Stamford Bridge after the European glory the previous campaign. 

Additionally, this season’s Champions League winning captain Cesar Azpilicueta joined Chelsea all the way back in 2012.

As well as him, fondly remembered players Oscar, Demba Ba and Victor Moses also joined at the same time.


Marko Marin, Wallace Oliveira and Thorgan Hazard were the other signings at the time.

What now?

All eyes are on what Chelsea could do in this summer window.

The Euro 2020 competition is going to keep plenty of people busy, but surely clubs across the globe will be working hard on transfer business.

Chelsea speculation is flying around as usual. 

The Athletic recently uploaded a transfer piece on potential Chelsea targets this season, many of who are being linked by several media publication. 

Inter MIlan duo Romelu Lukaku  Achraf Hakimi, along with West Ham’s Declan Rice, are listed as target.

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