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With winter transfer period knocking on the door, here is the list of players which Chelsea may buy & players which may leave Chelsea in January.

Chelsea targets:Defensive Targets:

Ben Chilwell

He is possibly the biggest name on Chelsea’s transfer wishlist now. He has shown excellent form with Leicester City. Very recently, he provided three assists in one half for England. Now it is obvious why Chelsea want him. They have Marcos Alonso and Emerson Palmieri in their ranks now. While both of them are not bad, neither are good enough to start for Frank Lampard’s Chelsea.Specially Alonso is slow and way out his pace to be even playing for Chelsea anymore.

Nathan Ake

He is a former Chelsea player. However, let us not go into that. If we start going down that rabbit hole, we will find the likes of Kevin De Bruyne, Mo Salah, Romelu Lukaku and many more talented players who never made the cut at the club despite being talented. The likes of Ryan Bertrand and Patrick Van Aanholt are also examples, albeit less striking.As for Ake, he never really got a chance to prove himself for Chelsea and what a big loss it was for the club. He is shining for Bournemouth and has been consistently good for years now. Ake can play in multiple positions including left back, centre back and centre midfield. We think, he will be an ideal addition for Frank Lampard as he is still comparatively young.Dayot Upamecano

Currently he is a strong target for the likes of Arsenal and PSG and Barcelona. He is a teenager who is tearing it up in Ligue 1. He is a brilliant player and defensively has shown a lot of promise to improve; something perfect for the likes of Lampard to utilize and develop.

Midfield Targets:

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic

The talented midfielder from Lazio has been subjected to transfer speculation for over two seasons now. He is highly valued not just in Italy but all over Europe. It is obvious that Lazio will not be able to hold on to him much longer should he continue to play at the highest level. Hence, Chelsea might consider bringing in another anchor man to shore up their depth in deep midfield.

Jadon Sancho

The former Manchester City squad player never made the cut to the first team. It saw him leave for Borussia Dortmund. At Dortmund, he has been given the license to thrill and he has seized the opportunity. Sancho runs left, right, centre at defenders. The young winger terrifies defenses for England and Dortmund and he is not even 20 yet. Sancho has already become Dortmund’s main man and could soon leave for a bigger club.He certainly has expressed his desire to return home and play for the big boys. Chelsea have all his friends in Mason Mount, Tammy Abraham and more. Sancho might just love to partner up next to the likes of Christian Pulisic and Callum Hudson-Odoi.

Hakim Ziyech

The Ajax man has had a bunch of suitors chasing him all summer. However, he chose to stay with Ajax and with good reason. The club won the Dutch Eridivise and went to the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League last summer. On top of that, they lost Frenkie De Jong and Matthijs De Ligt. So there was no way they were going to lose more players.And it is good they did not as they held on to their other stars and are once again looking brilliant this season. However, that said, Ziyech will not stay in forever and it will be up to the likes of Chelsea and other suitors to sign this star player.

Attacking Targets:

Wilfried Zaha

The Crystal Palace man almost joined Arsenal this summer. However, the move never went through as Arsenal decided to pursue Nicolas Pepe instead. This has left Zaha frustrated at Palace and he might want to leave soon again as soon as the Blues get their transfer ban lifted.

Moussa Dembele

The former PSG, Celtic and Fulham striker is now starring at Lyon. He is only 23 years old and has done brilliantly well to make it to the top. He is looking for a bigger suitor at the moment and what better than to join a top Chelsea side filled with young talent!Callum Wilson

He certainly fills all the ticks for Frank Lampard and he is a lethal goal scorer. AT Bournemouth, he regularly converts whatever little chances he gets. Should he come to Chelsea, he will have to fight it out with Tammy Abraham.

Timo Werner

The German striker is currently playing for RB Leipzig. He has been nothing short of phenomenal. He is being scouted by other teams as well especially Liverpool. So Chelsea know they have a fight on their hands. Werner has done brilliantly well to be selected for Germany already. Chelsea will know Liverpool will have less leverage as they already have an established front three unlike Chelsea where the competition is still raw and fresh.

Other players linked with Chelsea(Rumoured):

Fedor Chalov (CSKA Moscow)Kai Havertz (Bayer Leverkusen)Sander Berge (KRC Genk)Ruslan Malinovskyi (Atlanta)

Players who may leave Chelsea:

Pedro RodriguezOlivier GiroudMarcos AlonsoRoss Barkley

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