With the January transfer window just around the corner, a plethora of rumours are starting to swirl around Stamford Bridge as Chelsea look to maintain their Premier League title charge.
Thomas Tuchel boasts one of the strongest squads in the top-flight, but with the title battle set to be one of the closest in years, he will want to gain any advantage he can.
With 10 games now played, the Blues sit three points clear at the top of the table, but Liverpool and Manchester City remain in hot pursuit.
January, more so than ever, looks like it could be a make or break month in the Premier League. With that in mind, football.london takes a look at the latest rumours coming from west London.
Roma have been linked with a move for Loftus-Cheek, who has struggled to secure a regular place in the Chelsea team.
“In the next few days, Tiago Pinto could make a blitz in London for a series of meetings with market emissaries. The general manager is working to improve the squad. Also like Chelsea’s Loftus-Cheek and Tottenham’s Winks for midfield.”
Loftus-Cheeks is not the only Chelsea player Jose Mourinho has targeted either, with the same publication claiming Antonio Rudiger is also in his crosshairs.
“Ceballos , Zakaria , Pedersen and Nacho are the main targets for strengthening midfield and defence. While for the defence the situation of Rudiger is monitored, who in June frees himself on a free transfer from Chelsea and has many offers.”
As far as incomings go, the Blues are reportedly targeting Barcelona full-back Dest.
“Luckily for the 20-year-old, a [club] has already emerged that is seriously interested in hiring him. It is nothing more and nothing less than the reigning Champions League champions: Chelsea. Those of Thomas Tuchel believe that Dest fits like a glove to his scheme.”
Source by Football London