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Chelsea Transfer News: Blues interested in Real Madrid superstar, Chelsea to make double signing to replace Fabregas, and more - 8th January, 2019

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11.62K   //    08 Jan 2019, 22:24 IST

Will Sarri get the players to keep Chelsea in the top four slots?
Will Sarri get the players to keep Chelsea in the top four slots?

Chelsea are keen on adding players in the January transfer window, and they will be adding some much-needed firepower as their strikers have faltered badly this season.

Maurizio Sarri's team have also been linked with moves for midfielders to replace the soon-to-depart Cesc Fabregas.

Let us look at today's Chelsea transfer news and rumours:

#1 Chelsea interested in French striker Karim Benzema

Karim Benzema
Karim Benzema

It's been well established that Chelsea need some strikers as Álvaro Morata hasn't been firing at all cylinders at Stamford Bridge this season.

The Blues have been linked with a move for Real Madrid's French striker Karim Benzema, as per Mirror, and other sources. 31-year-old Benzema, who joined Madrid in 2009, has not been able to lead Madrid up front in the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo, who joined Juventus last summer. Benzema's arrival will see Morata leave Chelsea.

Benzema has scored 12 goals in all competitions this season for Real Madrid but hasn't been able to help them climb higher up the table. Madrid are currently 5th in La Liga, having lost their 6th match of the season over the weekend.

#2 Roman Abramovich keen to add Mauro Icardi

Mauro Icardi
Mauro Icardi

The Mirror is also reporting that Blues chairman Roman Abramovich has given the go-ahead to sign Inter Milan captain and striker Mauro Icardi for around £100million.

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Icardi and Inter haven't agreed on a new deal to keep the Argentine at the club, while he has also been linked with a move to Real Madrid. A clause in Icardi's contract will allow him to leave to a non-Italian club for £100million.

The Argentine striker has been the only bright spark for Inter over the last few seasons, but even his genius hasn't been able to take them anywhere near perennial champions Juventus.

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