Chelsea transfer rumours rated: Edinson Cavani loan, Olivier Giroud rethink, Ben Chilwell delay

There are now less than ten days left in the January transfer window – and Chelsea have not been very busy so far.

The Blues have been linked with a host of players since the opening of the January transfer window, but have only signed one player, with 16 year-old striker Bryan Fiabema joining the club from Tromso on a three and a half year deal.

Chelsea had looked unlikely to be spending any money in the run up to the New Year – but following an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, their transfer window ban was reduced, allowing them the opportunity to sign players in the January transfer window.

Several high profile stars have been linked, including Jadon Sancho, Ben Chilwell, Edinson Cavani and Moussa Dembele – but as yet, none of them have made a move this month.

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There is still time though for Chelsea to strengthen their squad, and below, we review some of the most recent rumours regarding players coming in and leaving Stamford Bridge.


The Real Madrid man 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, with the 27-year-old featuring in three games for Real Madrid so far this year, and scoring in a 3-1 win against Valencia.

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 has been heavily linked with a move away from south London, with Arsenal and Everton both interested in the summer.

A move failed to materialise for him then, despite him submitting a transfer request, with the Ivory Coast…


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