Chelsea suffered a blow in their London derby against Arsenal on Tuesday evening, with the 10-man Gunners fighting back from behind twice at Stamford Bridge.
That saw the Blues open the door for their top-four rivals to close the deficit in the hunt for Champions League football and there is plenty of work to be done in the coming months.
The January transfer window remains open though, giving Frank Lampard nine days to secure his first signing for the club – having been restricted by a transfer ban in the summer.
Plenty of names have been linked with a move to West London this month and we have gathered some of the latest snippets below.
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Cavani offer made
Chelsea have launched a move for Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani with a loan offer, according to The Times.
As part of the offer, Chelsea have pledged to match the Uruguayan’s wages for the remainder of the season – which is currently in excess of £360,000 a week meaning the Blues would pay a total of £7.2million in wages.
On top of that, Chelsea will have to pay £5m to PSG to land the former Napoli man.
Jadon Sancho development
Borussia Dortmund have identified replacements for Jadon Sancho as interest in the England international heats up, according to Sport Bild via The Mail.
Chelsea are among a host of clubs looking to sign the teenager, along with Premier League rivals Manchester United and Liverpool, as well as Real Madrid and Barcelona.
Dortmund appear to be resigned to losing their top talent as it’s stated they have already identified potential replacements for the former Manchester City starlet.
Their eyes appear to be cast towards South America, as Gremio’s Everton and Sao Paulo’s Antony are both stated as targets.
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