Chelsea: Three major transfer links

Arturo Vidal has played for both sides

If the rumour mills are to be believed then Chelsea will have a busy transfer window as they look to bolster their squad and maintain their amazing title surge.

The name on the lips of the press this week is Atalanta midfielder Franck Kessie, who Chelsea are rumoured to have made a bid of £21m for. The Guardian updates us on this one by stating that the Blues have been given a price is they want the brilliant youngster.

Chelsea’s £21m offer for midfielder Franck Kessié rejected by Atalanta
• Ivory Coast international valued at £34m by his club

In other news British media outlet, The Star, reports that Chelsea have yet again been spurned in their attempts to bring the powerhouse midfielder, Radja Nainggolan, to the club:

Chelsea mega bid to be snubbed: Antonio Conte has £38.2m back-up plan
ANTONIO CONTE will suffer further frustration in his hunt for Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan when the transfer window reopens – but he reportedly has a back-up plan in place.

That back up plan is a true A-lister in the shape of Arturo Vidal.

The brilliant 29-year-old only moved from Juventus to Bayern Munich in 2015 and has been a virtual ever-present with 47 appearances and seven goals last season and 21 games and three goals for the club so far this term.

It’s difficult to see Bayern dispensing with a player of this importance and quality at a crucial stage of their season. But the Germans are no mugs and money talks. If they get a ridiculous offer from Chelsea for a player coming towards the back end of his career, they would surely consider promoting a youngster up the ranks and bank the cash.

Vidal is a celebrated, all-action midfielder who has played 86 times for Chile and scored 20 goals. He’s a consistent performer and a box-to-box player who never seems to go missing and thrives on the big games.

He would be a great asset to Chelsea but TFF thinks that this move is unlikely at present.

Let’s see him in action. Chelsea fans: a perfect addition or would you rather invest in a younger player?