Chelsea had an active deadline day that included Marcos Alonso making the switch to FC Barcelona.
On the incoming front, meanwhile, Denis Zakaria joined Chelsea on loan from Juventus for the remainder of the 2022/23 campaign, whilst Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang made a permanent switch from FC Barcelona.
Chelsea also signed Wesley Fofana Marc Cucurella, Raheem Sterling, Kalidou Koulibaly, Carney Chukwuemeka, Gabriel Slonina and Cesare Casadei this summer.
All of those signings meant that Chelsea spent the most money of any club in Premier League history during the 2022 summer transfer window, with a total spend of £278.4m.
However, it appears that the club are not 100 per cent happy with the summer window and are looking to continue improving this winter.
According to the Evening Standard, Chelsea’s new owners are ready to keep spending in January as they target a new midfielder.
It emerged over the weekend that the Blues failed with a £50m bid for Southampton’s Romeo Lavia after missing out on Ajax’s Edson Alvarez on a frantic deadline day.
And now, new Chelsea owners Todd Boehly and Clearlake want to strengthen that area of the squad further in January.
The clamour for new midfielders at Chelsea comes with N’Golo Kante and Jorginho having less than a year left on their current contracts.
Kante was one of the best midfielders in the world on his day, but the Frenchman is constantly marred by injury issues now. This has led to Tuchel asking the France World Cup winner to compromise on terms as the club’s second highest-paid player.