Chelsea have Enzo Fernandez, Moises Caicedo and different midfielders on their listing as we edge nearer to the top of the January switch window, in response to Fabrizio Romano in his exclusive CaughtOffside column.
The Blues aren’t but in direct contact with Benfica over Fernandez, regardless of what has been claimed elsewhere, with Romano suggesting we’ll have to attend a little bit longer to see in the event that they attempt to revive a deal for the Argentina worldwide within the coming days.
Chelsea would do nicely to usher in a high younger midfielder like Fernandez or Caicedo, each of whom seem like elite abilities with large futures forward of them.
With N’Golo Kante and Jorginho ageing and previous their greatest, and each out of contract on the finish of the season, it is smart that midfield appears to be a precedence for Chelsea to strengthen in.
With Caicedo, Romano additionally defined that the Brighton midfielder has simply modified brokers, in order that could possibly be a doubtlessly vital improvement to regulate.
“In the mean time, what I’m instructed is that Benfica are nonetheless on the identical place: €120m or nothing. Let’s see if Chelsea will strive once more, there aren’t any direct negotiations but,” Romano mentioned.
“Moises Caicedo stays within the listing, there are additionally different gamers; no choice made but.
“Caicedo has new brokers now and so Arsenal and Liverpool are additionally knowledgeable on the scenario, after all Chelsea have been pushing for weeks and they also stay eager on signing Caicedo. The massive concern is Brighton; they need to maintain the participant.”
Chelsea have had a busy January, bringing in Joao Felix, Mykhaylo Mudryk, David Datro Fofana, Benoit Badiashile, Noni Madueke and Andrey Santos.
This additionally follows a busy summer time underneath new proprietor Todd Boehly, who has additionally spent large on the likes of Raheem Sterling, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Wesley Fofana and Marc Cucurella since he took over at Stamford Bridge.