Graham Potter’s Chelsea may have to explore the January transfer window for center-back options, Should Wesley Fofana’s knee injury turns out to be serious one that could keep him out of the team for a lengthy period.
Wednesday’s 3-0 UEFA Champions League victory over Italian heavyweights, AC Milan saw the West Londoners record-breaking defensive acquisition leave the pitch in tears and later leave Stamford Bridge on crutches.
Chelsea Boss, Graham Potter in his post-game interview after yesterday’s match didn’t seem too positive over the fitness of the France international, when asked about the 21-year-old’s injury, The English tactician confirmed that he wasn’t sure about the injury and wouldn’t want to speculate, while he waits for the results of the scan today.
If Frenchman’s injury turns out to be severe enough to keep him out for several months, the Former European Champions will have splash the cash on defensive reinforcements in the coming window.
Below are the four centre back who could switch to Stamford Bridge come January;
In the summer, the London based outfit were casually mentioned in connection with the Slovakia international; nevertheless, these rumors are likely to intensify once more.
The 27-year-old’s existing deal with the Serie A outfit expires in 2023, and with Inter Milan having a tough campaign, he could be tempted to leave.
However, the experienced defender has a close bond with the Nerazzurri and has long been expected to put pen to paper on fresh terms so Inter at the least can receive a reasonable transfer price if he decides to leave.
A strong young center defender like Josko Gvardiol would be perfect for Graham Potter’s style of play at Stamford Bridge due to his versatility, The Croatia international can operate on the left side of the defensive three and in an advanced left wing back role.
A move in January could prove difficult, but with an attractive offer, RB Leipzig could be forced to let go of their prized asset.
Timber opted to stay at the Johan Cruyff Arena with Eredivisie Champions, Ajax despite genuine summer interest from Erik Ten Hag’s Man United.
But now, there is renewed excitement around the center back for the Dutch national team and if he does well at the upcoming WC in Qatar, the hype & valuation will grow more stronger.
Understandably, Ajax would not want to offload yet another promising player, halfway through the campaign, but it’s just a matter of time, The 21-year-old will leave with the aim of wanting to prove himself in another league.
Tomori is obviously going to be mentioned in line with a return to the Blues, the team that has a history of letting talented players depart and then soon purchasing them for a staggering fees.
The most recent was that if Romelu Lukaku who returned back to Chelsea for £100m from Inter Milan last year.
The England international has a deal with the Italian Champions, AC Milan until 2027, the fans love him at the San Siro, it will also be a difficult deal for the Chelsea board to pull off.
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