Chelsea eyeing £41m Barcelona star as Wesley Fofana continues to be linked with Blues


Ahead of the return of the Premier League this weekend, Thomas Tuchel has Chelsea very well positioned.

The Blues currently sit at the top of the table after 11 matches, with a three-point gap to nearest challengers Manchester City.

Meanwhile, the west Londoners also look likely to reach the knockout rounds of the Champions League, whilst they have also secured a spot in the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup as Tuchel aims to add to his haul of silverware at Stamford Bridge.

With the Blues involved in so many competitions, they need a considerably talented squad and if reports are to be believed, they are set to add even further to their options in the January transfer window.

With that being said, football.london takes a look at the latest rumours with the market set to reopen in just a number of weeks.

Who?

Gavi

Where?

El Nacional

What?

According to reports in Spain, the Blues are apparently interested in Barcelona wonderkid Gavi and could even make an effort to bring him to Stamford Bridge.

The young midfielder reportedly has a €50 million (£41 million) release clause in his current contract at the Camp Nou, a price that Chelsea are willing to pay.

That deal expires in the summer of 2023, with the 17-year-old previously reported to have been in discussions over a new contract, although that is yet to be formally announced.



Wesley Fofana has been linked with Chelsea as a potential replacement for Antonio Rudiger
Wesley Fofana has been linked with Chelsea as a potential replacement for Antonio Rudiger

Who?

Wesley Fofana

Where?

Foot Mercato

What?

From one promising youngster to another, with reports suggesting that Chelsea are also interested in making a move for Leicester defender Wesley Fofana.

As per reports in France, the Blues have even initiated contact with the centre-back’s representatives regarding a potential move to Stamford Bridge.

The Blues are seemingly on the lookout for a new defender with uncertainty remaining over the future of Antonio Rudiger amid his expiring contract.

Who?

Aurelien Tchouameni

Where?

teamTALK

What?

Apart from Fofana, Chelsea are also seemingly primed to launch a bid for another young French star in the form of Monaco midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni.

According to teamTALK, the Blues have a plan in place in order to beat Liverpool to his services and could be set to bring him to Stamford Bridge next summer.

He is reported to be keen on joining Chelsea should the opportunity arise, sooner rather than later.





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