Chelsea could take advantage of the impending injury crisis to launch a major transfer offensive in January. Armando Broja’s name was recently added to the Blues’ extensive treatment list, with Youssoufa Moukoko already identified as a potential replacement at Stamford Bridge.
Graham Potter’s main target may be a new forward, with Joao Felix another key name expected to leave when the transfer window opens.
Chelsea must, however, keep an eye out for incoming bids, as Mason Mount and N’Golo Kante both have admirers.
Here’s the most recent Chelsea transfer news and rumors…
Felix Joao, Chelsea interested
Chelsea are interested in Felix, as are Arsenal, Manchester United, Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain, and Juventus.
The striker from Portugal appears to be for sale.
The Portuguese striker appears to be on the market after failing to live up to his potential and falling out with Diego Simeone at Atletico Madrid, who are asking more than £100 million for a January sale, according to 90min.
According to reports, Chelsea, among others, have decided that a loan deal is preferable – but Atleti wants a large permanent transfer fee.
Mason Hill, signed
According to Italian media, Juventus are interested in signing academy product Mount.
The contract of the Blues midfielder expires in 18 months, and talks about an extension have been halted due to the World Cup.
According to Web, Juve is so desperate to sign Mount that they would let Leandro Paredes, Adrien Rabiot, and Weston McKennie leave.
Chelsea is one of several European clubs interested in Borussia Dortmund striker Moukoko.
With his contract expiring in the summer and having made his World Cup debut last month, the 18-year-old has a huge target on his back in the transfer market.
Dortmund are desperately trying to sign him, but Standard Sport’s Nizaar Kinsella explains how Broja’s injury could force Chelsea into action, with the option of signing a pre-contract agreement in the New Year.