There’s little surprise that Chelsea are already being linked with January transfers, with manager Maurizio Sarri seemingly keen to capitalise on the momentum being built up by continuing to shape the Blues in his own image.
Italian news source Il Corriere dello Sport via Calciomercato state that that the boss Sarri has identified Krzysztof Piatek as the goal scoring striker that the club appears to be lacking right now.
The 23-year old Polish international Piatek has exploded on the scene this season with 12 goals in seven appearances – eight of which have come in just six Serie A appearances. While Chelsea are seemingly early frontrunners, there is surprisingly no shortage of clubs monitoring Piatek’s availability – Bayern, Real Madrid, Juventus, Manchester United to name but a few.
Blues fans can be forgiven for not instantly recognising the Pole’s name, with the striker only arriving in Serie A with club Genoa in the summer from Polish side KS Cracovia for just £4 million. Needless to say that Genoa are set to pocket quite a profit if Chelsea and co come calling in the new year.
The second target is one that has been mentioned a couple of times here on CFCnet and that’s Daniele Rugani at Juventus. Chelsea had a bid accepted in the summer for the Italian, who is currently on the fringes at Juventus, but the player opted to remain at the Italian champions. Sarri and the Blues are ready to test their European rivals with another bid in January as they look to strengthen their defensive options.