The last couple of days have seen some rather interesting reporting cropping up when it comes to the future of Chelsea.
Tabloids like the Daily Express have picked up on a whisper going around that the Blues have been instructing the agents of players to expect them to be able to do business normally in January.
That would certainly shake up the established narrative, of Frank Lampard and his merry band of academy players taking the league by storm. Many fans would be delighted to return to the wild world of football transfers, but if it does end up being true, what moves are we likely to make?
A striker would seem top priority, given we’ve struggled without a consistent top class forward since Diego Costa left. But there’s unlikely to be too much quality available in January, and anyone we bring in will immediately block the progress of Tammy Abraham, just as he has started scoring for us. Is that what we want?
The other top priority would be at centre back. We’ve had no defensively solidity at all this season, and even with Antonio Rudiger to return, we still look short. If we could sign anyone in January, we reckon it would be an experienced centre half to play with the German. But again, that would mean blocking the progress of THREE good young defenders, Kurt Zouma, Andreas Christensen and Fikayo Tomori.
Is that really something we want to see, having waited so long for these guys to get a chance?