The Blues are lacking a quality winger with Florent Malouda looking a shadow of his former self and they are crying out for an orthodox winger. The Premier League champions have not possessed such a player since the departure of Arjen Robben in 2007 and with manager Carlo Ancelotti now favouring a flatr 4-4-2 in a bid to accommodate new signing Fernando Torres, pace and delivery from the flanks is essential.
Cazorla ticks both boxes and has the added bonus of being equally comfortable on both sides of the pitch. A Spain international, he has the experience of playing in major tournaments having been a member of the victorious Euro 2008 squad at 26 he is approaching the prime of his playing career.
Villarreal value their player at £17m.