With Chelsea not having had to have faced the frustration of an FA Cup fourth-round replay this week, it has meant that head coach Frank Lampard and his players have been able to enjoy some time away from match-action.
The Blues headed into the Premier League’s inaugural winter break off the back of a 2-2 draw with Leicester City last weekend and will not take to the pitch again until a-week-on-Monday – February 17 – when they welcome Manchester United to Stamford Bridge.
With well over a week to go until the Blues pit themselves up against their old Premier League rival once again, this period of time could present a great opportunity to Lampard to try and sit down and thrash out his plans for the summer transfer window.
After failing to bolster his squad in January, it is almost certain that Lampard will be desperate to add a whole host of fresh faces to his squad in the summer, as the Blues legend looks to stamp his own authority on his squad.
With that in mind, we round-up all of the day’s very latest Chelsea transfer news.
Blues remain interested in Napoli star
Chelsea are continuing to keep tabs on Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly, report Sport Witness.
The Senegalese defender is considered to be one of the best central defenders in the world right now and Chelsea are said to be keeping tabs on the 28-year-old.
However, it is claimed that the Blues’ hopes of landing the defender in the summer may rest on Napoli’s finish in Serie A this season. The club are currently 10th in the table and the prospect of securing Champions League football for 2020/21 looks slim. Failure to get into Europe may mean that Napoli want a quick sale in a bid to get money into the bank account.
Chelsea hopeful of tying down youngster
According to The Athletic, Chelsea are confident that midfielder Tino Anjorin will sign a new contract at Stamford Bridge
The 18-year-old has been on the Blues’ books since the age of just…