Chelsea January transfer round-up: 4 potential ins and 3 potential outs

As the January winter transfer window opens officially, clubs are waxing to strengthen the team for a tougher competition ahead.

Also, the media continue to link various players with moves to and from Chelsea this month. Here are the the top Chelsea transfer update for the winter window.

Potential Ins

Kieran Trippier

Chelsea have set their sights on Atletico Madrid’s full-back Trippier, according to the Guardian. The Blues want to have someone to cover for Reece James in case of injury ahead of the crucial months of the 2021/22 campaign.

Nicolas Tagliafico

As per Fabrizio Romano, Aston Villa could rival Chelsea in the race to sign Ajax defender Tagliafico. The full-back’s name has been ‘discussed internally’ at Stamford Bridge following Ben Chilwell’s long-term knee injury.

Theo Hernandez

Chelsea have approached AC Milan about signing Hernandez in January, according to Calciomercato. The France international, who has excelled on the left flank for the Serie A side, is among several full-backs linked with the Blues.

Lucas Digne

As per Gazzetta dello Sport, Inter Milan are ready to rival Chelsea for Everton full-back Digne. Inter’s offer could prove to be more attractive to the Toffees as the Serie A side are reportedly looking to include an option to buy the player.

Potential Outs

Antonio Rudiger

According to the Telegraph, Real Madrid players are convinced that Rudiger will join the club on a free transfer at the end of the 2021/22 season. The German has already turned down several contract renewal offers at Stamford Bridge.

Ross Barkley

Brighton have joined Everton, Burnley and Newcastle in the race to sign Barkley this month, according to TEAMtalk. Chelsea, meanwhile, are hoping to start a ‘bidding war’ for the Englishman in the January transfer window.

Hakim Ziyech

As per Calciomercato, Chelsea are ready to listen to loan offers for Ziyech in the January transfer window. Borussia Dortmund and Barcelona have been sounded out as the two potential destinations for the Morocco international.

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