Chelsea look set to be the biggest spenders in all of Europe during the January transfer window.
The Blues endured a disappointing first half to the Premier League season and are struggling to even challenge for a top four spot.
With qualification for next season’s Champions League very much under threat, Chelsea owner Todd Boehly is set to sanction another big spending spree this month.
DONE DEALS: January 2023 transfer window in Premier League
Chelsea have so far spent €12 million (£11m) on transfers.
The Blues brought in Ivory Coast wonderkid David Datro Fofana for €12m from Molde.
Chelsea are also soon set to announce the signing of Brazilian wonderkid Andrey Santos. According to a number of sources, the Blues will pay €12.5m plus add-ons for the Vasco da Gama defensive midfielder.
Monaco defender Benoit Badiashile is also on his way to Chelsea. He has undergone a medical and will arrive in a €40m deal.
Chelsea are also in negotiations to buy Argentina World Cup star Enzo Fernandez. The Benfica central midfielder was one of the breakout players of the 2022 World Cup.
Enzo has a release clause in his Benfica contract of €120m and it is likely that Chelsea will pay over that amount in January in order to sign him.
Chelsea January signings
|David Datro Fofana||Molde||£11m|
|Gabriel Slonina||Chicago||Loan end|
Chelsea are also looking to do more business in January 2023, with a top-class striker also on their to-do list given the team’s struggled in front of goal this season.
Chelsea spent a world record €282m in total on new players during the summer of 2023.
The London-based team splashed the cash on Wesley Fofana from Leicester, Marc Cucurella from Brighton, Raheem Sterling from Man City, Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli, Carney Chukwuemeka from Aston Villa, Cesare Casadei from Inter, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Barcelona, Gabriel Slonina from Chicago Fire and Denis Zakaria on loan from Juventus.