The end of the 2021 January transfer window is not likely to throw up any late surprises as far as Chelsea are concerned.
After spending north of £220million during last summer’s window, this month was always destined to be a quiet period, certainly in terms of incomings, at Stamford Bridge, regardless of league position and managerial changes.
In truth, it is highly unlikely, despite Thomas Tuchel’s arrival earlier this week, that Chelsea will add any new faces to the squad before the window closes on Monday evening. However, there could prove to be a departure or two, with the short-term future of midfielder Billy Gilmour yet to be decided on.
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Although the ending of the window could prove to be fairly quiet in this particular corner of west London, Chelsea are already putting plans in place for the summer window, which is likely to act as Tuchel’s first opportunity to put his own stamp of authority on the squad he inherited from Frank Lampard.
With that in mind, here is a round-up of all the very latest Chelsea transfer news, rumours and gossip ahead of the final two days of the window.
Duo in talks over new deals
Centre-back Thiago Silva and Italian international Jorginho are locked in talks with Chelsea about extending their respective contracts at Stamford Bridge.
Silva joined the Blues on a one-year deal last summer following his departure from Paris Saint-Germain and is yet to commit his future beyond the end of the season. Midfield ace Jorginho, meanwhile, is contracted to the club until the summer of 2023, but, according to a report by sportitalia, as cited by the Mail, he could be offered the chance to extend his deal until the end of the 2024/25 season.
Should Jorginho pen a new deal at Stamford Bridge it would probably come as a big surprise to a…