The transfer window is now open and there is plenty of speculation regarding Chelsea.
The Blues head into the new year sitting fourth in the Premier League table, 11 points off leaders Liverpool.
They look well set to return to the Champions League but with Arsenal and Manchester United hot on their heels, a couple of mid-season additions could make a big difference for Maurizio Sarri.
Here’s the latest transfer news involving the Blues…
ISCO DEAL OFF THE TABLE
Chelsea are poised to pull the plug on a potential deal to bring Isco to Stamford Bridge.
The Real Madrid playmaker has long been on the Premier League club’s radar, and is edging towards the exit at the Bernabeu having started just five games this season.
According to The Sun, Chelsea were willing to pay £75million to secure the Spain international’s signature and put together a salary package worth more than £250,000-a-week.
But the midfielder’s representatives are said to have asked for even more money after receving an approach from Paris Saint-Germain and that has angered Blues chiefs, who are now set to end their interest in the 26-year-old as they are not convinced he wants to play for the club.
Chelsea manager Mauricio Sarri is said to be ‘disappointed’ by the stance as he wanted to pair Isco with Hazard.
PULISIC DEAL CLOSE
While Isco doesn’t look like arriving at Chelsea any time soon, Christian Pulisic is set to seal his switch to Stamford Bridge imminently.
Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United have all been tracking Pulisic in recent years.
But it seems Chelsea have won the race, with the deal apparently already ‘confirmed’ by a former US international on social media.
HIGUAIN OFFER YET TO BE MADE
Chelsea continue to be linked with a move for Gonzalo Higuain in January – but have yet to make a formal approach.
Sarri is keen to boost his forward options, with Alvaro Morata still yet to fully convince and Olivier Giroud picking up an injury at the weekend.
Higuain was wanted by Sarri in the summer but opted to join AC Milan on loan from Juventus.
However, he has scored just five Serie A goals this season and there has been speculation he could cut short the deal and move to Chelsea on loan for the second half of the campaign.
AC Milan, however, say they have heard nothing from Chelsea and the Argentinian has not asked to leave.
HUMMELS HEADING TO BRIDGE?
Chelsea are reportedly also interested in World Cup winning Germany defender Mats Hummels.
The centre-back is no longer an automatic pick with the Bundesliga giants and Chelsea are claimed to be eyeing a January move.
According to The Sun, Chelsea have been told they can sign the 30-year-old – if they cough up £30million by January 14.
Bayern have set that deadline so they have time to get a replacement before the end of the transfer window.
TAMMY TO RETURN
Tammy Abraham may cut short his loan spell at Aston Villa.
The England international has scored 14 goals in all competitions for Villa this season but is eager to return to the Premier League and may join another top-flight club on loan for the remainder of the campaign.
Wolves, Huddersfield, Burnley and Crystal Palace are all interested in landing Abraham, claim the Daily Mail.