CHELSEA’S January transfer window has been the most interesting of the top six clubs.
The Blues could potentially be rid of two first-team players by the end of the month, but will they bring anyone in?
One name who looks more likely is striker Gonzalo Higuain, who would act as a super stopgap with Alvaro Morata struggling to find the back of the net.
Here are the best stories from around Stamford Bridge…
PAIR OF ACES
BLUES have reportedly agreed deals to sign Nicolo Barella and Leandro Paredes as replacements for the departed Cesc Fabregas.
The Spaniard joined his former team-mate Thierry Henry at Arsenal – but Chelsea must now decide who they want next in midfield.
The PSG outcast has fallen out with the bosses at the French champions, while he is also out of contract at the end of the season.
‘TAKE YOUR CHANCE’
The Bayern Munich forward feels the English youngster needs to take his chance and join him at the German club.
CESC FABREGAS has completed his move from Chelsea to Monaco after signing a three-and-a-half year contract.
The Spanish star’s arrival was confirmed by the Ligue 1 strugglers in a bizarre video tonight that portrayed the midfielder as a watchmaker.
EXCLUSIVE: GIVE US A HIG
CHELSEA’S top transfer priority this month is to wrap up a six-month loan deal for Gonzalo Higuain.
The Blues are desperately looking for a striker to provide a cutting edge for Maurizio Sarri’s side.
And the Premier League club is now locked in complicated negotiations with Juventus and AC Milan over the Argentine international.
HOWE ABOUT THAT?
CHELSEA have been dealt a massive blow in their pursuits of Callum Wilson and Mauro Icardi.
Eddie Howe confirmed he would not sell the Bournemouth striker for any price and Inter Milan’s president played down the speculation linking Icardi with a move to the Bridge.
EUR THE BEST
TWO Chelsea stars have been named in Uefa’s Team of the Year for 2018, with Mohamed Salah one notable snub.
As ever, La Liga stars dominate the list, with six current players in the XI, while the Premier League sees just three entrants.
STRIKING IT MICH
THIERRY HENRY is reportedly set to offer Michy Batshuayi an escape route out of Chelsea.
The Monaco boss is desperate for reinforcements this month to help his side secure their Ligue 1 status.
LET ODOI TAKE OVER
CHELSEA fans are aghast at the club’s reported decision to turn down Barcelona’s offer to swap Malcom for Willian in a deal which also includes a cash sweetener.
The Blues’ desire for a straight money offer saw them reject the proposal from the La Liga leaders.
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