Chelsea chief executive Ron Gourlay has revealed the club are targeting a raft of new signings in the summer transfer window.

Having won the Champions League against Bayern Munich last week, and assured their place in Europe's premier club competition for next term, The Blues will now be aiming to close the gap to the Premier League's top two Manchester City and Manchester United.

And to assist in bolstering Chelsea's attempts to reach the Premier League's summit, the club will be making strides in the transfer market.

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"Will you see some new faces? Yes, you will - and you may see a couple of faces go," he said. "But that's just normal end of the season practice.

On talk of signing winger Eden Hazard, Gourlay said: "There are a number of targets out there and I'm not going to say whether he is one of not.

"We will identify the targets...and will make every effort possible to make sure they come to Chelsea.

"Hopefully if anyone wants to go to a club and win championships and medals then we have demonstrated we can do that and have done that in the past and we have every intention of continuing along those lines in the future.

"If you remember at the end of last season I said I would not get into player bartering with any other club domestically. And that's still the view because you can't.

"At the end of the day we have financial fair play and other football clubs are in the same situation as us.

"You have to meet certain criteria and while it differs for some European clubs on the basis of how they generate their revenues, certainly the domestic teams are all audited the same way.

"We know what the challenges are - we will have a valuation on a player and if we can't make that work we will drop out."

Didier Drogba has already been released by Chelsea, following their FA Cup and Champions League success, while Jose Bosingwa and Salomon Kalou, who both featured in the weekends win in Munich, are both expected to be released.

German winger Marko Marin became Chelsea's first signing of the new season in April, when his move from Werder Bremen was confirmed, while the club are waiting to discover whether their offer to Lille's Hazard will tempt the Belgian to Stamford Bridge.