The six players Chelsea are tipped to sign before January transfer window closes

Chelsea remain in a good position in the hunt for a top-four finish and Champions League football next season but there is still work to be done in the remaining months.

Frank Lampard is yet to sign his first player at Stamford Bridge, having been under a transfer ban in the summer, but that could all change in the final days of the window.

A host of players are being linked with a move to join the west London side before next Friday’s deadline – and the latest odds from have shown the names that the bookmakers believe are most likely to arrive at the club.

Here, we’ve given the lowdown on the six names most heavily tipped for a move to join the Blues.

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Krzysztof Piatek – 9/2

Chelsea’s hunt for a striker in the January transfer window has been well documented and Krzystof Piatek is seen as a likely recruit due to his situation at AC Milan.

The Poland ace has been linked with a host of Premier League clubs this month, including the Blues and Tottenham – while West Ham have also been touted as a potential destination.

Given Chelsea can offer Champions League football, their pull would be significant but the competition for places along with Tammy Abraham may restrict his opportunities.

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Edinson Cavani – 11/2

Having handed in a transfer request at Paris Saint-Germain, Edinson Cavani’s services have been linked with a host of clubs across Europe and in the Premier League.

Chelsea’s hunt for a striker has seen the Blues heavily touted as a destination for Cavani, although they could face competition from the likes of Manchester United and Atletico Madrid.

If they do lure Cavani to the club, it would provide a significant boost in the quest for a top-four finish but it’s not certain how he’d fit into the line-up with Tammy Abraham also there.

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