Transfers

Chelsea readying January midfielder swoop

Thomas Tuchel and co. remain on the lookout for reinforcements to the Blues’ first-team ranks


An insight into the January transfer plans of Premier League giants Chelsea has been provided on Sunday.

The powers that be at Stamford Bridge, all told, enjoyed an altogether productive summer window.

Amid an ongoing push to close the gap on Manchester City and Liverpool in the Premier League, the Blues closed deals for no fewer than eight players, including Raheem Sterling, Wesley Fofana and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

One area, however, which many of a Chelsea persuasion have since insisted remains significantly short-staffed comes in the form of Thomas Tuchel’s ranks in the middle of the park.

A deadline day loan swoop for Juventus’ Denis Zakaria marked the only noteworthy midfield reinforcement to the Pensioners’ senior setup, with Carney Chukwuemeka expected to spend the coming months at least largely lining out at youth level.

In turn, it should not come as a massive surprise to hear of Todd Boehly and co. having already turned their attentions towards the winter transfer window.

As per the reliable Nizaar Kinsella, the expectation is that Chelsea will seek out fresh blood in the middle of the park ahead of the 2nd half of the season.

This comes amid ongoing uncertainty surrounding two key members of the club’s current midfield.

The players in question? N’Golo Kante and Jorginho.

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.



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