Chelsea transfer news and gossip, including updates on January plans and Pep Guardiola’s support for Graham Potter.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola watches the Premier League match between Leeds United and Manchester City at Elland Road.
On Friday, December 30, you’ll get your morning Chelsea digest.

Breakthrough window

With a squad overhaul comes the need for some big transfers, which Graham Potter appears to be getting. With Christopher Nkunku’s confirmation just around the corner, there will be plenty of other deals to close next month.

Andrey Santos is on the verge of joining from Brazil for around £12 million, while Enzo Fernandez has a £106 million release clause.

Meanwhile, Chelsea are reportedly willing to pay a high price for the 21-year-old.

David Datro Fofana has already been announced as joining in January, but a Reece James back-up is likely to be considered.

Elsewhere Benoit Badiashile could also be on the list of players set to join Chelsea in 2023.

Update on Pep Guardiola

Chelsea may have a free hand in pursuing some of their top transfer targets in 2023, as Pep Guardiola has barred Manchester City from making any additions.

The champions have been considering a trio of Chelsea targets in Fernandez, Rafael Leao, and Josko Gvardiol, but their chances of being signed during the winter window are now slim.

Guardiola compares Haaland to Chelsea’s star, explaining why the striker is “not like” other players

“I don’t think we’ll sign any players in January, so we’ll finish this way,” he said. I’m not sure what will happen, but there hasn’t been a name on the table since I arrived from Abu Dhabi with Txiki Begiristain and everyone.”

By michel

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