The left wing of the defence at Chelsea is a somewhat problematic area right now, with manager Frank Lampard choosing to play a right footed 30-year old over both Emerson and Marcos Alonso right now.
Spain international has dropped way down the pecking order and will certainly be seeking a move away from Stamford Bridge during this transfer window if he wants to play regular senior team football again.
Emerson hasn’t been showing the form that he showed last term when he ousted Alonso from Maurizio Sarri’s regular starting XI.
So it is certainly a department that the west London heavyweights boss might look to strengthen this window.
A player who has often been connected with a move to Chelsea is Porto defender Alex Telles, and he is being mentioned again now.
According to a recent report from Portuguese newspaper A Bola, Chelsea are interested in landing the 27-year old Brazil international, after claims he is unlikely to pen a new contract at Porto, as cited by Be Soccer.
In other news, Chelsea chairman Roman Abramovich has reportedly given the green light for the Blues to launch a £102m bid for Borussia Dortmund ace Jadon Sancho.
The 19-year-old forward has again been in impressive form for die Borussen during the 2019-20 campaign, netting 13 times and contributing 14 assists in 25 appearances across all competitions.
Manchester United, Manchester City and Liverpool all continue to be connected with a move for the England international, who is understood to seek pastures new in this summer’s transfer market.
Chelsea and their fellow Premier League side Liverpool are primed to go head-to-head in a transfer battle for £60m-rated Bundesliga title-chasers RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner, the reports in the British press say.
The Germany international has scored 25 goals this campaign, helping Julian Nagelsmann’s side establish a five-point lead at the top of Germany’s first tier.
With a first ever league title in their sights and a CUL last 16 tie against Tottenham Hotspur on the horizon, Leipzig are unlikely to part with their prized asset this month but a summer departure looks to be on the cards.
Timo is likely to spearhead Germany’s attack at the European Championships and his market value could rocket to the £60m mark, according to a report by the Sunday Mirror.
Although the Reds boast one of the most formidable attacking trios in world football, Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane are all approaching 30.
Manager Jurgen Klopp has already started planning for the future with the signing of Takumi Minamino, who arrived earlier this January from Red Bull Salzburg, and he has been a long-term admirer of Timo’s.
Chelsea, meanwhile, are desperate to bolster their attacking variants this month with Frank Lampard again airing his frustration after watching his club fire blanks in Saturday’s defeat at Newcastle United.
Chelsea have already been linked with Ligue 1 outfit Lyon forward Moussa Dembele, with France international Olivier Giroud and Belgian star Michy Batshuayi likely to be deemed surplus to requirements if successors are signed.
Inter Milan are on the verge of securing the services of Chelsea winger Victor Moses after head coach Antonio Conte made a specific request for the club to land the Nigeria international.
Moses played under Antonio when the Italian was in charge of the Blues and has already expressed his positive opinion on the transfer and wants an immediate switch to Inter.
Fenerbahce, the club at which the Nigerian is currently on loan, will not stand in the 29-year-old star’s way in moving to Italy.
According to Sky Sport Italia, the African wing-back will return to Chelsea to be immediately loaned out to Nerazzurri until June for no cost.
Inter have already made it known that they won’t make a permanent move for Victor this month, but could revisit the situation in the summer if they deem him to have successfully adapted to Antonio’s 3-5-2 formation.
A fee of €10 million (£8.5 million) has been mooted as the figure which Inter Milan will have to pay if they wish to bring in the player on a permanent basis in June.
The Italian coach knows Victor very well and impressed Conte ahead of the 2016-17 term, for which he was rewarded with a regular spot at the Blues in the wing-back role.
The pair then went on to win the FA Cup two years ago after beating Manchester United in the final at Wembley.
Moses has only made six appearances for his current side this season but should he join Inter, he’d follow Alexis Sanchez, Ashley Young, Romelu Lukaku and Chris Smalling in leaving the PL for Serie A.