Chelsea are said to be ready to make their move for Juventus forward Federico Chiesa, while Barcelona have been linked with moves for Christian Pulisic and Timo Werner.
After some professional performances earlier in the season, Chelsea have looked like a team ready to cut loose in recent outings.
The Blues have strung together impressive back-to-back wins this week, first taking apart Leicester City at the King Power Stadium before a 4-0 hammering of Italian giants Juventus in the Champions League.
For manager Thomas Tuchel, there are plenty of positive signs going into the festive period and 2022 too.
January will potentially offer the Blues manager the chance to reshape what is a stacked squad ahead of a serious push for silverware.
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Chelsea make move for Chiesa
Chelsea are ready to move for Juventus forward Federico Chiesa, according to Italian football journalist Enzo Bucchioni.
“Chelsea have decided to take action and offer €84 million for Federico Chiesa,” he said, per Blue Footy.
“Evidently seeing him play twice closely has removed the last doubts and Tuchel gave the OK and the operation has officially started through intermediaries.”
The Juventus forward shone for Italy on their way to European Championship glory in the summer and netted the goal against the Blues when the Bianconeri won 1-0.
If he was to be available for the price mentioned, you suspect there would be a lot of clubs ready to bring him in.
Pulisic interest reported
Barcelona have been linked with a number of Chelsea players as of late. Christian Pulisic is the latest.
According to El Nacional (h/t Football.London ), the La Liga giants have taken a liking to the United States international, who has missed a large portion of the current campaign due to injury.
The United States international came off the bench to net the third goal in the Blues’ 3-0 win over Leicester and with Hakim Ziyech currently struggling for form, the former Borussia Dortmund man will surely have a big role to play for Tuchel’s team this season if he can stay fit.
Werner linked with Barcelona
And Timo Werner is another!
According to Mundo Deportivo (h/t Sport Witness ), Barcelona are keen to add a centre-forward to their ranks and have identified the German international as a possible target.
In the report it’s said that the Blaugrana are hoping Chelsea will agree to a loan deal due to their current financial situation.
It’s also noted that if Barcelona were to fall out of the Champions League it may make any transfer easier, as the Catalan giants would not be a direct rival to the Blues.
Werner has struggled for his best form since moving to Stamford Bridge and while he’s currently behind Romelu Lukaku in the centre-forward pecking order, the German is still an important part of the squad due to his speed in behind and tireless work rate.