Premier League clubs are on the hunt for new signings during the January transfer window, with the allure of silverware on the horizon. But Chelsea could get the upper hand in the race to sign new players thanks to Todd Boehly’s willingness to splash the cash. And Express Sport takes a look at five Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham targets the Blues could try to steal.
Ukraine international Mykhaylo Mudryk has been linked with Arsenal since last summer. And the 22-year-old winger has even been dropping hints on his Instagram account that he wants to move to the Emirates Stadium.
But the Gunners are yet to have an offer accepted after refusing to stump up the transfer fee Shakhtar Donetsk are demanding. And earlier this month it was reported that Chelsea are keen to thrash out a deal with the Ukrainian club to bring Mudryk to the Premier League.
Liverpool have been long-term admirers of Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham and are thought to be the frontrunners in the quest to land the star. The 19-year-old already turned down a move to Stamford Bridge when Frank Lampard was in charge.
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Borussia Monchengladbach striker Marcus Thuram appeared in five games for France at the Qatar World Cup, helping his country reach the final. And Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag is said to be a big fan of the 25-year-old.
Thuram is out of contract in Germany at the end of the season and will be free to leave Monchengladbach in the summer. But the Blues have entered the fray to sign him, which means the Red Devils could ultimately end up missing out on the star.
Sporting Lisbon wing-back Pedro Porro is being chased by Tottenham after bagging an incredible 11 goals and 19 assists in 94 games for his current club. But reports suggest Chelsea have now moved ahead of Spurs in the race to sign him. And Boehly could wrap a deal up before the Lilywhites can react.