De Ligt, Rabiot, Suarez and Wilson! Four deals Chelsea could wrap up in January window
With the January transfer window just a few weeks away, we take a look at the possible deals Chelsea could seal in order to carry on their chase for a Champions League spot and possible a Premier League title.
Matthijs De Ligt – Ajax – The latest.
The 19-year-old has attracted interest from the likes of Chelsea over the past few months after developing into one of the best young centre-halves in world football.
It is no secret that Maurizio Sarri is still keen to improve a few areas of the Chelsea squad, and despite their good start to the new season, the back-line is a real concern for the Blues.
Antonio Rudiger and David Luiz have both proven on numerous occasions that they are too unreliable, while Andreas Christensen is heavily tipped to leave in January.
De Ligt has recently come out and admitted that he has no intention of leaving and the Dutch side have no intention of selling, but if Chelsea offer the right amount of money then a deal is a real possibility.
Adrien Rabiot -PSG- The latest.
Rabiot is one of the most gifted and talented players at PSG, but has been unable to agree new terms that will keep him at the club for the foreseeable future, with reports in the media claiming he is demanding far more than what PSG are prepared to offer.
His contract situation has led to speculation that he will leave the club in the coming transfer windows, with Chelsea just one of a number of top clubs that are reportedly keen on trying to nail down his signature.
And Chelsea were alerted earlier in the week after the French gianst offciially confirmed the Frenchcman would be leaving at the end of the season for free.
PSG sporting director Antero Henrique said on the Yahoo France: “At this point, no. It was a decision made by the club following a meeting I had with the player.
“The player informed me that he would not sign a contract and that he wanted to leave the club by being free at the end of the season, i.e. at the end of his contract. For the player, this will have a very clear consequence: he will remain on the bench for an indefinite period.”
PSG will be disappointed to lose one of their prized talents and Chelsea should move quickly to seal a bargain deal, especially as they could land the Frenchman for as little as £10 million.
Denis Suarez – Barcelona – The latest.
The highly-rated midfielder was tipped to become one of the clubs next big things at Barca after showing great potential as a youngster, but he has failed to nail down a regular starting spot with the Spaniards and has become frustrated at his lack of game time.
The 24-year-old has made only five appearances for the Spanish champions this season and has admitted on numerous occasions that he will seek a move if things do not improve by January.
Now Spanish website Marca report that after extensive talks this week, Barcelona have decided to sell Suarez in the upcoming transfer window with both Chelsea and Arsenal already holding talks with Suarez’s representatives about a possible move to the Premier League.
It is believed that Barca would accept a bid of €15 million (£13.4m) for the midfielder, as they will look to use the funds to help finance their winter transfer deals.
Callum Wilson – Bournemouth – The latest.
The 26-year-old has been on fine form this season, scoring eight goals and catching the eye of England Manager Gareth Southgate, who handed him his International debut earlier on in the season against the United States.
And Southgate is not the only manager that has been impressed with Wilson this season, as many reports in the media claim that Maurizio Sarri is also keen to add the Englishman to his squad after being unimpressed with Olivier Giroud and Alvaro Morata this season.
The Frenchman and the Spaniard have been chopping and changing throughout the season so far, and their inability to score on a regular basis means Wilson has scored more than both of the together, with their tally of six not good enough.
And according to the Daily Express website, Chelsea are confident they can tempt Bournemouth into selling Wilson this January by offering £30 million to conclude a deal.