Chelsea are decided to signal a midfielder and right-back this month, regardless of already spending nearly £500m on new gamers this season.
The Blues have signed 16 gamers since Todd Boehly’s consortium bought the membership final summer season, however stay eager so as to add to move coach Graham Potter’s squad in the course of the January window.
Enzo Fernandez remains to be a goal and Chelsea are contemplating making a brand new bid for the Benfica and Argentina midfielder.
The west London membership tried to signal Fernandez earlier this month, however talks stalled after Benfica insisted he might solely depart if his £106m launch clause was paid.
Chelsea have tried to barter a decrease price and are eager to ship gamers on mortgage to the Portuguese aspect as a part of the deal.
Fernandez was determined to maneuver to Chelsea in the beginning of January, however he’s again enjoying repeatedly for Benfica after being dropped for one sport.
The 22-year-old is in line for a giant pay rise if he strikes, however Benfica have been making an attempt to get him to signal a brand new contract as they anticipate golf equipment equivalent to Real Madrid and Barcelona will attempt to signal him in the summertime.
With query marks over the long-term futures of Jorginho and N’Golo Kane – whose contracts expire on the finish of the season – Chelsea need to signal no less than one midfielder.
Along with Fernandez, their targets embrace Brighton’s Moises Caicedo, Borussia Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham and West Ham’s Declan Rice.
Although Chelsea can afford to pay Fernandez’s £106m launch clause, doing so would influence their potential to adjust to Premier League and UEFA monetary truthful play guidelines.
As effectively as a brand new midfielder, Chelsea additionally need to strengthen in defence, with a younger right-back being focused to offer cowl for Reece James.
The Blues are in talks with Lyon for Malo Gusto, however the French aspect need to hold the 19-year-old till no less than the summer season.
However, Chelsea need a deal now as they’re conscious different golf equipment – equivalent to Manchester United and Tottenham – have an interest within the France U21 worldwide.
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