Chelsea transfer news: Sarri wants £70m defender, AC Milan star recommended to Blues, and more - 22nd November 2018
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Chelsea's resurgence under Maurizio Sarri has been commendable this season. The appointment of the Italian coach and the subsequent performances have already seen the Blues being touted as contenders for the Premier League title this year.
However, in spite of Chelsea's impressive displays in all competitions and the fact that they have a strong roster to boast about, Sarri is still said to be unsatisfied with the number and quality of players he currently heads at the Stamford Bridge.
The rumour mill has been coming up with brand news stories about the Londoners every day. Let's see what it has in its store for the club today.
#3 Chelsea desperate to sign Houssem Aouar
French outlet RMC Sport via Metro reckons that Chelsea are keen on bringing Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar to the Stamford Bridge in January. Maurizio Sarri desperately wants to sign a midfielder in the coming transfer window and apparently, the 20-year-old is on his wishlist for winter.
Chelsea are currently facing a scarcity in the outlet of goals from the midfield. Kante has netted only once and so has Jorginho, while Kovacic has yet to find the back of the net for his new club.
Sarri sees Aouar as the perfect no.8 to evolve his gameplan at Chelsea. The Lyon midfielder has cemented his place in the starting XI, with the 5 goals and 3 assists under his belt making him a topper in both the scoring and assist charts in Ligue 1.
The Blues will have to tussle with Barcelona and Liverpool for Aouar, who is currently valued at £30 million.