Chelsea have been heavily linked with signing a new midfielder this window, but new information claims that the club are hesitant whether to go through with it.
Though signing a striker is thought to be the priority of both Maurizio Sarri and those behind the scenes, finding a replacement for Cesc Fabregas has widely thought to have been on Marina Granovskaia’s list of priorities during this transfer window.
Both Zenit’s Leandro Paredes and Cagliari’s Nicolo Barella have been linked, but neither are yet to have signed along the dotted line. It’s now become clear that Paredes could be heading to PSG, too, which is a further blow to our hopes of signing a midfielder.
At this point with just two weeks left of the window, and our priority targets looking pricy and implausible, we may well just stick with what we’ve got. The Telegraph’s Matt Law believes that those behind the scenes at the club haven’t ruled it out.
Chelsea have been unsure whether or not to sign a midfielder for a week now and so they should be. £40m+ for a back-up would be madness when they have so many midfielders on their books and out on loan. That’s not to say yet they definitely won’t do one…
— Matt Law (@Matt_Law_DT) January 18, 2019
It really wouldn’t be the end of the world. Ethan Ampadu is more than capable of deputising for Jorginho until the end of the season. Next year we could have Mason Mount back in the mix, with a fit Ruben Loftus-Cheek. We have sufficient options already.