Chelsea transfer rumours rated: Isco breakthrough, Wilfried Zaha cost and Moussa Dembele drifts

Chelsea have been linked with a host of players since the opening of the January transfer window.

The Blues looked unlikely to be spending any money in the run up to the New Year – until the Court of Arbitration for Sport decided to halve their transfer window ban.

The most strongly linked have been the likes of Jadon Sancho, Ben Chilwell and Moussa Dembele – but with the clubs of all three teams insisting their stars are not for sale, January looks to be a difficult time to complete any moves.

Have a look below as we review some of the most recent rumours regarding players coming in and leaving Stamford Bridge.

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The Real Madrid midfielder has been linked with an exit for some time, with Arsenal, Chelsea and Spurs all linked to the playmaker at some point in the last two years.

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He has been mostly out of favour under Zinedine Zidane, although a small renaissance does appear to be happening of late.

Rating: There’s no doubt that when everyone is fit for Real Madrid, Isco doesn’t seem to be part of the plans. A great talent, and if available could work well for Chelsea.

Wilfried Zaha

The Crystal Palace winger was heavily linked with a move to Arsenal in the summer, but instead they made a move for his Ivory Coast teammate Nicolas Pepe.

Since then, rumours linking him to Stamford Bridge have been rife, with the winger enlisting the services of Pini Zahavi to try and force through a move.

Rating: His agent, family and the player himself are desperate for a move for Zaha. But at around £70million, that price might just be too high to get involved with.

Olivier Giroud

Giroud looks set to leave in January after failing to feature regularly under Frank Lampard.

The striker has been encouraged to leave by France national team boss Didier Deschamps as he aims to secure a place in the…


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